Olanrewaju Ogunmefun who is a.k.a Vector tha Viper is one of Nigeria's fastest rising rappers. Born on the 7th of August to a family of 5, Vector grew up mostly in Lagos and Ijebu Ode.
He is a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Lagos. He had his NYSC in Eastern Nigeria precisely, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state..
Vector's journey into hip hop dates back to junior high in the year 1994 as he was vibrantly involved in social activities entertaining his peers from the stage as a young rapper.
Vector's versatility runs through the fast and equally slow tempo, a rapper cum lyricist, an excellent songwriter, and producer. Vector is an undisputed emcee endowed with freestyle skills and flair. This, he awesomely displayed on his recently released Hiphop album, 'STATE OF SURPRISE' and on several freestyle battles e.g. Channel O Lagos Party at the Vaults, Unilag Rap King Etc.
In this discourse with Hiphop analyst Buchi Steve, Vector talks on his recently released album, his music, the rumored beef with fellow rapper Ikechukwu Killz and lots more!!!.
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INTERVIEW WITH VECTOR THA VIPER
BUCHI STEVE:Growing up, How was the influence of Hiphop music on you?
VECTOR: The major influence was from a group in d barracks called da S.O.S meaning "sons of the soil" who made hiphop seem interesting and easy how they did it. They eventually had me listen to ice cube, dre, snoop, naughty bt nature,nas and jay, and a few more as time passed.
BUCHI STEVE: When did you start rapping and when was your first experience on the mic? Was it in a studio or on stage like in a show? How was that first experience-can you describe how you felt spitting bars in a crowd for the first time?
VECTOR: First mic experience was wif "Simple D" now known as "Metronome" wif dj abass at Bass Dimension, a studio right beside Jimmy Jatts house in Obalende. This is the same studio dat bred Dj Debby of Rehab*
Titled "Money", the track was my first ever attempt on a mic and the feeling? Adrenalin rush!
BUCHI STEVE: In the past, it was on the news that you were signed to Storm Records. In your recently released album, there's no Storm Record signature on that album. What's up with that?
VECTOR: I am wif YSG entertainment now.
BUCHI STEVE: How easy has it been for you to promote your album all around Nigeria?
VECTOR: It hasn't been all easy but work and time has shown massive positive responses lately.
BUCHI STEVE: What was your source of inspiration during the production of your album project?
VECTOR: All that is around me. I get inspired by conversations wif people, things I have read, watched, and personal thoughts...
BUCHI STEVE: Has your album S.O.S brought you any specific accolades or recognitions?
VECTOR: It sure has...
BUCHI STEVE: On your song "She Ma Wa Lo", you came hard and took jabs at a guy who sounds like DMX. What's beef between you and fellow rapper Ikechukwu Killz?
BUCHI STEVE: On your album, you have Emmsong, 2Face and a couple of other acts, which other artistes (local and international) would you want to collaborate with?
VECTOR: There's Seal, Sade Adu, time and work will reveal d rest on d list.
BUCHI STEVE: Now, you have an album out in stores, you are kicking shows and all, what's next in line for you in the near future?
VECTOR: I'll just let the future happen how it ought to.
BUCHI STEVE: Thank you Mr. Vector da Viper for granting me this interview.
I would like to encourage you on your road to success. I support your efforts and REAL HIPHOP NAIJA would always have your back covered.
Hope to speak with you in the near future.
Thanks a lot boss!
VECTOR: You're welcome.Peace.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
"There is no beef between me and ikechukwu!"-Vector thaViper speaks!
Posted by Buchi Steve