I Won't Say Hip-hop Is Dead – Skales

By Oluwarantimi Oludase
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Popular Nigerian rapper, Raul John Njeng-Njeng, best known as Skales, has given his opinion on the claims of many Nigerian stars that “Rap is dead.

Recall that The Nigerian Voice reported Wizkid's claim that “Rap is dead," the singer's claim sparked numerous criticisms from many rapper's who berated him for downplaying rap.

Skales stated that contrary to Wizkid’s claim, he does not agree that “rap is dead," instead, he believes that it is no longer reigning like before, not that it is dead. He stated that everything has its period of importance, even artistes are not left out as different era of artistes have passed.

He made this known in an interview Hip TV,. He said;

“Everybody has their opinion. Wizkid has his own opinion so that [‘hip-hop is dead’] is his opinion. But for me, my own logic for life is that everything has time and season.

“Everything is going to come and go, and there is going to be another recycle, which means, if you are hot today, you might not be hot tomorrow. Today, if it’s rap that everybody is feeling, tomorrow it will be Afrobeats, and next tomorrow it will be Amapiano, and so on.

“So I won’t say hip-hop is dead. You can’t say something is dead; it’s just not its time anymore. The excitement has moved somewhere else. I’m sure very soon, they will say Afrobeats is dead. It’s just timing. Nothing is meant to last forever. That’s why we all die one day.”