Rapper, M.I Abaga was a guest on a talk show called ‘Orin Conversations’ where he talked about many issues including the state of hip-hop genre in Nigeria.
To buttress a point, M.I was played a clip from a 2015 interview that saw Olamide defending his decision to not remain a hardcore rapper and seemingly mocked those doing so.
But MI in his reaction to the clip had a different view about it.
He said; “In terms of the video, i can’t speak from their own vantage point of view, but i can imagine that when they were coming up, they were being attacked for what they were doing because if i remove all the pop music that Olamide has done and i just look at his hip-hop catalog, he’s one of the dopest rappers.
“Everything he said he contradicted it by his catalog, he’s the metaphor rapper, he’s such a dope rapper metaphorically, in terms of hardcore, what is hardcore? Hardcore is about the sound, carriage of yourself, stuff like that.. Who’s more hardcore than Olamide?”