Africa’s Number one rapper, The Chairman & Mr. Incredible is set to reinvent himself once again as The Guy through the release of his eleventh body of work that dropped today via Chocolate City.
After a brief rap hiatus, he returns with ‘The Guy’ an all-rounded album which lyrically cements his position in the industry as The Guy, The Artist, The Family man and Business Mogul.
In the album opener ‘The Guy’, MI attest to his position as Nigeria’s (and arguably Africa’s) hip-hop prodigy. From the beat to the lyrical delivery, it stands out as one of the best album openers from a rap artist. The upward trajectory of his career is also highlighted in ‘Bigger’ where he teamed up with fellow industry heavyweight Olamide and America’s Nas to deliver a groovy mid tempo song that is guaranteed to become an anthem of success stories.
If you are a fan of MI, you’d know that as much as he has a strong hold on hard core rap music, he also has a soft spot for love. He gives us further insight into this side of him with ‘The Love Song’ and “The Inside” where he delivers on the passion and intimacy that is expected from love songs with The Cavemen, Phyno & Wande Coal lending their uniqueness to these songs.
So much can be said about the album but experiencing the perfectly structured body of work will take you on the journey of the legend M.I. Abaga who, like fine wine has evolved into the powerhouse we know as – The Guy.