Vector tha Viper needs no formal introduction; he has dominated the Nigerian Hip Hop scene since his debut in 2008. The award-winning rapper who has recently been making air waves with the hit single, ‘What’s that’ is back with an album that serves to change the face of music with the fusion of diverse genres.
With an album release set for 20th of December and a concert slated for 27th of December in Freedom Park, describing this album journey is an emotional one for Vector. He grew up in, Lafiaji (Lagos Island), it is in his blood; carnivals, riots, beef, love, worship, friendship and most importantly family. These are all the corner stones of his experiences which are translated into the album. Coincidentally or not, his preceding album, ‘Second Coming’ was released a full 4 years ago in December of 2012, the latest album titled ‘Lafiaji’ which means Birth is apt.
“To understand the future, we must understand the past.”-Vector
Vector who lived in the barracks on King George the 5th road in Lafiaji knows all about the grind and sweat that it entails to becoming a force to reckon with. He also involved someone who understood all too well what it meant to live like he did in Lafiaji; his sister.
“It was very personal. I remember feeling really bad on the song with Johnny Drille as it made me remember the most heart breaking experiences of the past; While recording with my sister who showed me how to sing when I was a kid felt super refreshing: she needed no audio effect enhancement. She was pitch clean perfect.”-Vector
Falz the bahd guy, Dbanj and Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee are some of the other features on the track. There are more surprises but we can’t give too much away.