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
Ladies and gentlemen,Hiphop lovers all over the world, Happy New Month!
I present to you-THE REAL HIPHOP NAIJA WEEKLY COUNTDOWN.
This week, brand new joints grace the chart.
At the bottom of the chart is the Lagos born, Port Harcourt based rapper,RedkAd with his new joint "Born Me For Lagos".
This dope Hiphop joint tells stories of Lagos reflecting the hassles and rush characteristic of the most commercial city in Nigeria.
Producer cum rapper Phyno Fyno jumps to the No.5 SPOT with a massive joint titled "Multiply". On this remix, he features music hewvyweights like Raw Nwanne, M.I, Timaya and Flavor. Check this out,"We dont die, we multiply!".
Capping up the chart is M.I with the love song "One Naira".
Ladies and gentlemen give it up!!!
Off his "M.I2" Album comes this smooth sailing track with WAJE. "Whether na one naira, whether na one million,baby you've got me...baby you've got me!". Not every Nigerian lady wanna hear this one!
Waste no further time, Check out this No.1 SONG OF THE WEEK.
This week's countdown also features Bionic,Sauce Kid,Laji Dwayem, Bosalin, Vector tha Viper, Efa and 3rd World Order.
Dear Hiphop lovers,please vote your favorite rap songs into the charts by commenting on this post.
Check us out next week and see who's in; who's out and who's on top!
It's finally here, the long overdue mix tape by one of Africa's finest MCs,5 Mics.
E Don Tey: The Lost Sessions mix tape features some original songs and covers by the artiste. This mix tape was put together by 5 Mics in conjunction with Micworx Entertainment and M.et.al Entertainment.
This is the official release of "DA RiPOFF (The Mixtape)" from the self-acclaimed African Ambassador of Rap; Sauce Kid aka OluwaSinzu aka Saucekibaba!
DA RiPOFF is a 17-track mixtape.
It features several MCs like Godwon, Tec (SDC), X.O Senavoe, Ghetto P, CartiAir, Ikechukwu, Naeto C, Sasha, Xela Xelz and several others.
Producers on the mixtape include C-Zure (Getting To The Money, Distribution), Soul Nana from Ghana (Bars R Us), Xela Xelz (Don't Change, Put Food For My Plate), HCode (Nuttin), Drastic from South Africa (Murda), Gshock (Whus Good) and lots more.
Sauce Kid will be releasing a hard copy of the mixtape for sale under his SMG platform with a few new tracks and features. There will be noticeable changes on the version that goes on sale.
FRENZY, whose real name is Emmanuel Okafor is Nigeria's fastest rising hiphop producers and has made hits for notable artists like iLLBliss (Dat ibo Boy, U Go Wound), P SQUARE (Super fans, Break it), Rooftop Mcs (Drinks For EveryBody), Sasha P Ft. Damo Da Bling (Put It Down), and the late Da Grin (if I Die) to mention but a few.
This is an inspirational track starring singer Nasty J.