In January 2015, Reminisce led Olamide and Phyno on a rap song titled ‘Local Rappers,’ a song on which the three indigenous language rappers glorify the street and play down the use of ‘punch lines’ and ‘word play’ in rap.
The song didn’t quite go down well with a lot of rappers, but most of them kept quiet for the sake of peace and perhaps to avoid any controversy.
But with punch lines, lyricism and word play being concepts for which Mode 9 became renowned, the 6-time Lyricist on the Roll winner and veteran rapper has responded. The rapper made his feelings known by responding to a tweet directed at him by explaining that those who say punchlines aren’t special are those who can’t do it.
Referring to his 2007 album, One Amongst Many, the 16th track, ‘Spectacular‘ in particular, which bears the line: ‘Punchlines ain’t nothing special, so screw it/ the ones who say that are the ones who cant do it,’ Mode 9 has responded in a way.
The song, ‘Local Rappers’ is off Reminisce’s forthcoming 3rd studio album, titled Baba Hafusa scheduled to drop on April 30, 2015.
See his post below.
Source: The Net