Hiplife artiste C-Zar has touted his rap prowess in response to suggestions he is a terrible rapper.
On countless occasions, some journalists have listed him among rappers who are wack in their publications. The narrative has been the same as a section of the public who are music lovers. They have cited his delivery on ‘Araba Lawson’, ‘Mercy Lokko’ among others as the basis for their assessment.
But in an interview with MzGee on 3FM’s Showbuzz, C-Zar said he decided to rap the way he does because it earned him the audience appeal he so much desired. According to him, before ‘Araba Lawson’ and ‘Mercy Lokko’, he released ‘C-Zar’ and ‘Sunsum Sofo and although his delivery was top-notch, the buzz was not felt.
“Creativity is about coming up with something unique to get the attention you want,” he remarked. “When I recorded my first song, my rap didn’t move people. They enjoyed the song but my name didn’t get to where I wanted. I came out with another one, the song became popular but my name wasn’t there.”
He continued: “‘Araba Lawson’ put me there because the rap became popular and was so easy to rap along. But people labeled it kindergarten rap. Let me tell you that my rap is easy to rap along but literary, it’s very deep. Lyrically, my terms were funny.”
While rejecting the ‘wack rapper’ tag, C-Zar said “Araba Lawson gave me fame, Mercy Lokko gave me money”.
He insisted that his ability to compose songs punctuated with metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and other literary devices shows the level of his depth in music.
“The industry is funny,” he said in response to how he feels when tagged ‘wack’. “Those who will call me wack, I’m far better than them. Those who claim to be better rappers, what feat have they achieved?”
Listen to ‘Araba Lawson’ below.