As the youth flow towards the trend and get blown away towards commercial music with extravagant lifestyle themed videos, an alternative is on the table, says top rapper, illbliss.
The ‘Oga Boss,’ who heads the Capital Hills Record label when interrogated on why music artistes do not sing much of conscious music that mirror the problems of society and galvanise change, said there is conscious music and the youths only need to look deeper.
The soft spoken rapper who has made a name for himself in the rap genre that tilts towards hardcore rap albeit in Igbo language, spoke at an auditioning in Lagos.
“Music is universal and it is also introspective,’’ he began. ‘‘You only need to search for it as it is there. Vector the viper did a song titled ‘SARS Is Around’ and it trended. I dropped ‘It is God’ in August it was after my horrid encounter with members of SARS. My song talks about the current state of the country and how the leaders have failed the people. We do conscious music and you only have to search well to find it. A rapper sings based on his instincts and what’s going on in his mind. He says it as it is. We are bold to say it but we also consider the business of music which is to entertain.”
The rapper who fathered a child last year after eight years of marriage knows the power of music and tries to use it as a weapon along with a few others. His songs, ‘40ft Container,’ featuring Olamide, ‘Buba’ ft Olamide, are some of his songs that resonate with the people. Illbliss has others like ‘Fireworks,’ ‘Jawon Laya,’ ‘Ayakata,’ ‘Can’t Hear You’ ft Runtown and ‘It is God,’ his latest song released last month.