Dagrin is unforgettable, even after 10 years since his death, the legacy he built still soar so high.
Whenever Dagrin’s name is mentioned, so many things strikes your brain about how dope and legendary he is.
Dagrin is one of the most inspirational hip-hop figures, of our time he’s even considered the Greatest of all rappers, ever lived.
Nigerians can’t forget Dagrin’s songs. Here’s why;
How do you forget a song like “Ghetto Dreams” when sometimes you feel the song talks about you?
The content touches you each time you hear it because Everyone can relate.
What of songs like “Pon Pon Pon” although made to sound braggadocios and funny, don’t you relate with lyrics like “mo le feyin si pepsi”? Or don’t you open Pepsi with your teeth?
OK, what of the song “Democracy” don’t you relate with it A-Z.
Although delivered in pure Yoruba, there are no tough words you’ll have to rack your brain to get, in his songs.
Simple simple stuff, that even an Igbo can understand. He never minces his words, and for no reason does he mumbles.
He also doesn’t do very fast stuff, so that people can grab it, as fast as possible. He was never dragging fastest rapper, he did his stuff simply.
Simply means, a day old child will understand. Period!
You can’t forget a song that inspired you. You can’t. Come to think of it, this is what Dagrin’s songs are filled with.
Inspiration! From “Ghetto Dreams” to the gospel “Thank God” the sarcastic “If I Die” and satiric “Democracy,” every line, every sentence, you know, he knows what he’s saying.
You can’t but get inspired.
When Dagrin died, in fact Even before his sad demise, he was the yardstick for measuring how dope a rapper is. You hear stuff like, “he’s good but not as good as Dagrin,” and that’s ’cause he’s very dope.
From his lyricism to his flow, and then the way he rides his beats, easily, you’ll know he’s talented. And he’s honed that talent, and he gave his best!
5. Hip Hop
Considered the only rapper who never “went commercial” commercial rebels like the old Oladips, Obadice et al have been linked with Dagrin.
Dagrin was strictly hip-hop, despite how Afro-Pop was selling in the market.
Even M.I Abaga had to go commercial, but till Dagrin died, he stood his ground, and hip-hop fans, if for nothing else, respect him for that.