Acclaimed musician, Wizkid, has declared that rap is dead.
He says the only living genre is afrobeats, adding that rappers are fond of boring listeners with monotonous beats.
In an interview with M 10 magazine on Thursday, he says:
“Afrobeats is the new pop. I sold two million copies in America off of one song! Even some American artists don’t have a diamond record. If I’m being honest, I don’t listen to any other genre of music anymore.”
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“I don’t listen to rap. That shit is boring to me. It’s dead now. It’s tired. These guys do the same shit, rap on the same beats, same flows.
“No disrespect to nobody. I don’t have anything against rap or any other type of music. I have a lot of rappers as friends, like a lot. So I’m probably the wrong person to say this,” he said.
Meanwhile, he is still humble about his success as he describes himself as an up-and-coming artiste:
“I’m an up-and-coming artist,” he replied. “I don’t think I will ever feel like an accomplished artist or person, because I see life so different, you know? I still have a lot of work to do.”
However, the singer did not hesitate to boast about the influence of the Afrobeats genre in the current global music scene, and also took a dig at rappers in the same breath.
To him, the rap genre is “dead” as most rappers release songs with the same sounds.