Hip Hop Died in Nigeria When DaGrin Died” – Rapper, CDQ Stylishly Shades Olamide & His Likes

Published On: September 16, 2020, 1:54 pm
Author: kacy lee
-- (f) at 16-09-2020 01:54PM

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Nigerian rapper, CDQ has made a very interesting statement about late Dagrin’s impact on the Nigerian Hip Hop music scene.

CDQ made this known while speaking on the first episode of Henessy’s Hip-Hop Docu-series, “The Conversation”.

The rapper alongside Vector, M.I Abaga, DJ Jimmy Jatt gave their respective opinions on the evolution of Hip Hop in Nigeria.

According to him, since Dagrin’s untimely death, Hip Hop suffered a major decline even till now. He further buttressed his point saying the rapper was the only artiste in his own opinion that stayed true to the genre.

He died on April 22, 2010. He was just 22 years old, but his unique style of rap music was already very popular.

In the early hours of April 14, 2010 Dagrin was involved in a lone accident, colliding with a stationary articulated vehicle in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos.

Before he gave up the ghost, he had first been treated at Tai Solarin Hospital, Mushin but was later transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, where doctors declared him dead after efforts to save his life failed.

Though he lived a short life, his style of indigenous rap is still influencing the Nigerian music scene. Artistes like Olamide, lil Kesh, Phyno, Reminisce and many others are some of the best examples of Dagrin’s influence on the Nigerian music scene.



-- dopygenius Online (m) at 16-09-2020 05:00PM
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Hit the nail well well CDQ yeye
Late dagrin was the biggest and realest hipop rapper Nigeria has ever had...If he had been alive today,he would have been celebrated like Late baba fela or even Micheal Jackson
For the likes of olamide,phyno,lil kesh,reminisce,they can never be as real as late dagrin...Olamide singing Rubbish mostly

The only Nigeria hipop rapper I can always count on is MI abaga
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-- kaposky (m) at 16-09-2020 08:45PM
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JEALOUSY, ABEG PARK ONE SIDE
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-- ficull (m) at 17-09-2020 07:16AM
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That’s your opinion CDQ. Sadly, It’s only in Nigeria that one person is made a god of nothing. Dagrin didn’t even popularize rap music in Naija, Mode 9 and Ruggedman did. Even so, there has been many rappers since his death (MI and his brother-Jesse  Jagz, just to name a few). And by the way, hip hop is a way of life... rap music is just one aspect of it. Other sides of hip hop are dance, clothes and speech.
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