It’s a new week and we are excited to bring to you our daily review bants because we know you’ve missed us. I’m sure your weekend was fun as was ours. There was a lot of drama over the weekend on social media with topics ranging from; MI Abaga’s reply to Vector, to the closing ceremony of #BBNaija, where Mercy was crowned the winner. Well, today, we want to talk about ‘The Viper’.
MI Abaga and Vector have been at it for a long time but their beef has been subtle. Their rift dates back to the early moments of Vector’s career. It was not until Martell released the second edition of their infamous cypher dubbed #ThePurification featuring MI Abaga, Blaqbonez, AQ and Loose Kaynon, that Vector decided to bring the pair’s situationship out to the open. He dropped #ThePurge, a diss track aimed directly at MI, which also featured verses from two young cats; Vader and Payper Corleone. Few days later, Vector dropped a dose of #Tretracycling to clear out #ThePurge. It seemed like Vector was winning the battle as he has dropped two diss tracks aimed directly at MI Abaga without a reply. Then MI Abaga decided to ‘spit’ and he birth #TheViper. The Viper is the first track off his forthcoming EP titled Judah. Let’s get into it.
We’ve heard Nigerian diss tracks in the past and we understand that all they want to do is chime out clever rhymes that is filled with insults. MI Abaga took it to the next level. He did his thorough homework like it was a final battle in a ‘Yo mama jokes’ episode and he found dirty laundry on Vector. The song started with a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack and we just knew MI Abaga was gunning for blood. What we didn’t know was this song was less of a diss track and more of an intervention for Vector. MI pointed out Vector’s biggest flaw which is his personality. He used Vector’s past experience to narrate his egocentric and narcissistic personality trait. He extensively emphasized the fact that Vector’s redundant career is as a result of him not helping anyone and it got us thinking, “could this be true?” The beat was perfectly soft, as were his vocals. His style, his cadence and the huskiness in his voice felt like a father advising his son. Well, MI called him his son on the The Viper, so I guess it was deliberate.