‘Ice Prince among top 3 greatest Nigerian rappers of all-time’ – M.I

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By Sunny Green Itodo

Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Jude Abaga, popularly known as M.I, has said that his colleague, Ice Prince is among top three greatest Nigerian rappers of all-time.

He claimed that Ice Prince is not given enough credit for his contributions to the hip-hop genre in Nigeria.

The ‘African Rapper Number One’ crooner spoke in a recent episode of the Tea With Tay podcast.

M.I said, “When people talk about who I regard as some greatest rappers of all-time, I feel like Ice Prince always gets neglected in the conversation for his real impacts.

“We have to remember what Ice Prince did for us. Ice Prince was the guy that had global hip-hop dominance. From ‘Oleku’ period to South Africa. It was just hit after hit. When we started doing collaborations with international artists, Ice Prince was one of the first [to collaborate with them]. We was doing song with French Montana, going to the U.S. He won BET award.

“I think it’s because he is just a chilled guy. He doesn’t blow his trumpet. He stays in his lane. So, people don’t rate him. I think he should be in the top 3 greatest Nigerian rappers of all-time conversations. He is really that impactful. He made such a diffrent to the genre [Nigerian hip-hop], and to Afrobeats and that movement forward. Ice Prince was there the whole time with Wizkid, Davido, all those guys.”

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