Straight up to the point – AQ and Vector’s “Distractions” is the hottest, personal and deepest Rap joint I’ve heard in a while. Talk of emotions – A.Q exhumed loads of it, while Vector took a direct shot at his target.
Confrontation is a norm in Hip-hop culture and Rap is the most available medium to push it. Oh well sometimes it gets out of hand (R.I.P – 2Pac and Biggie) but whether you like it or not, a niqqa’s gon’ step to you somehow.
Hip-hop or Rap music in Nigeria has had a fair share of the ‘Beef’game… you know the culprits already – Modenine – Ruggedman, 9ice/Seriki – Ruggedman/Chinaydu, Modenine – Saucekid, Kelly Hansome – M.I, Iceberg – M.I, Kelly Hansome – Mo’hits… add the rest.
Personally, I didn’t think Vector meant to start something when he said “for all those boys wey dey show… ani tomato to ma to” on Sauce Kid’s “Kitchen” but what if he did?… what if it was a decoy to attract a response from Reminisce?
If Vector’s line was a misinterpreted shot to the net, Reminisce went for the rebound and did he score? It probably won’t matter right now. Even when people expected an immediate reply from Vector, and all they got was a tweet “I sowed the truth, why I shall I reap lie”. I’m sorry if you haven’t been following this ‘action film’ from the onset, if you don’t understand some of the phrases… google is your friend (wink).
I’m sorry I can’t start picking lines from Vec’s verse cos that will mean transcribing the whole verse; on the other hand, Reminisce is a good rapper by my rating… do you think he’ll be willing to play on after this? I guess this is the literal reason for this phrase – ‘Hiphop is dead’… not all rappers can survive shots like this… plus Vector confidently adds, “Death is sure for any other opponent”… for real? Will somebody take this line personal already?
Here’s a winning tip: Any rapper who intends to step up to another must weigh his chances… winning in this game goes to the man who’s gat more coverage advantage. Beef/Diss or not, if you make a great song that doesn’t go beyond Lagos and the other guy has national coverage – you know the repercussion… Eko oni baje! LOL.
Play and download “Distractions” by AQ and Vector.