I remember when I talked about the global scope of hip-hop and how people would give me the side eye. When I said that there were rappers in Sweden and New Zealand who were as equally good as those in the US, people did not believe me. Fast forward to 2012, and obviously people realize that hip-hop is a global culture. The most famous rapper right now is Canadian, and MCs like Tinie Tempah are making inroads in The States.
So we can’t be surprised to see a dude like Blink emerge. The Nigerian MC (now living in Chicago) has a rather wicked cadence (in an era of duplicate flows), and so far the production is top notch. The video for “Animal,” shot by Marcus Smith in Lagos is a perfect accompaniment to the lyrics.
“Animal,” is one of my favorite tracks I’ve heard this year. I’m definitely looking forward to more. (via Hypetrak)