December 17, 2017

Rapper Joe Budden accuses American artistes of exploiting Wizkid’s style and not supporting him

Popular American rapper & talk show host, Joe Budden has accused American artistes of ripping off Wizkid’s style and refusing to support him.

This discussion was brought up in popular talk show, Everyday Struggle, where the rapper sat down with Dj Akademiks and other co-hosts to analyse the Nigeria’s latest style (a fusion of Afrobeats and Carribean sounds) which became popular after Wizkid’s collaboration with Drake on ‘One Dance.’

Joe Budden thinks many American artistes are copying the Wizkid’s sounds, and sadly, are not promoting him neither are they buying his latest project Sounds From the Other Side.


“Wizkid’s album came out. We’ve never talked about it, and it’s amazing. I don’t think that it is fair that all you niggas can steal Wizkid’s Caribbean-fucking style and flow and songwriting and not buy the fucking album.”

The hosts argued about what’s Caribbean sounds and what’s African in Wizkid’s style, and they somehow reached an agreement that Wizkid’s style is not really Caribbean. It is a hybrid, actually.

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However, Budden still insisted that Wizkid invented this creation, this fusion, which is being ripped off by American artistes. He insists that it is unfair that they have refused to promote Wizkid as they should.

Watch the video:

Kenneth Atisele

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