Hennessy lined up some of the best rappers in Africa for the inaugural edition of their Hennessy Africa cypher. The cast consists of Octopizzo (Kenya), M.anifest (Ghana), M.I. Abaga (Nigeria), A-Reece (South Africa), and Vector (Nigeria).
Each MC takes their time with the lavish instrumental, displaying their best attributes from crazy cadences to clever one-liners that references today’s trends. Obviously, your mileage may vary, but the clear standout here is M.anifest, who delivers presidential flows with familiar verbosity.
Veteran Nigerian rapper M.I. Abaga approaches his verse like he has something to prove and throws a slight jab at Wizkid and the rest of the naysayers spreading negative rhetoric about the current state of Nigerian hip hop. One line we really enjoyed was when M.anifest said, “I even get allergies so spare me the flowers.”
Overall it’s a great cypher, but one that would be easily forgotten. Watch the full cypher below: