For some time now, there has been controversy amongst Nigerian music analysts over which genre Nigerian artiste, Lil Kesh belongs to. While many argue he is a rapper, some argue he is nothing but a Pop artiste.
Some argue he is a Pop singer because he sings in most of his songs. Well, that you sing well and often does not make him a pop star. Pop stars do not drop rap verses while a rapper does.As a rapper, singing your song choruses does not make you less a rapper. Rather, it shows versatility and how talented you are as an artiste.We have seen Hip-hop heavyweights like Tupac, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Drake- to mention a few- do this. Locally, Reminisce and Olamide do this.
I believe he is a rapper and his songs released so far should confirm him a rapper: Lyrically, his Lil Kesh’s first official single with three rap verses. This is hip hop. In Shoki, he dropped one weak verse. Efejoku has 2 rap verses. In Gbese, he dropped two rap verses. Here, he delivered two good rap verses in Is it because I love? In Ibile, he dropped only one weak, short, rap verse.
Yesterday, the artiste released a new single, Cause Trouble ft Ycee. Here Lil Kesh dropped two strong verses.