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Beazy is Not an Up and Coming Artiste!



Here’s an advice for the up and coming/Coming Up Quick…” – M.I

He’s not up and coming.

He’s not coming up quick

The above categories don’t seem to “fit” Beazy (No pun intended) for the following reason.

The first image that will most likely come to mind, of an up and coming artiste is one of a hungry rapper/singer with a brightly colored Singles CD and his jeans sagging, with the requisite mo’hawk, begging you to play his song.

That’s Not Beazy

Pre-Interview Jitters
Tuesday June 22, 2010
Location: BRT Corridor, Anthony Area

After some discussion and prior arrangement with Beazy’s Manager and Brother, Olumide (Sometimes known as lumidizzle), a meeting was scheduled to get to meet the hitherto mysterious rapper.

It was 11.40am and I was barely half way there. Nervous? Yeah I was. Heck, I’m always nervous regardless of who I interview.

At this point, I know a precious little about him except my contact with his music – His latest mixtape, Its Go Hard Season. And all I have to go by are a brief meet at a 2face concert, where he was to perform on the first day of the year, and a brief listen to some songs off the Affidavit, in the car on my way home from the same concert.

I type this as this BRT Bus literally gallops along, making it really difficult to type. And then, I chuckle out really loud as I hear the punch-line: “I kill ’em in my sleep like Freddy “, this of course earns me a couple of dirty stares from the other passengers. I hardly cared though. I was enjoying good music.

Fast forward >>
Meeting Beazy
Tuesday June 22, 2010

After a brief wait (even rappers need to take their baths), He strolled into the living room greeted me and apologized for keeping me waiting.

I. was. Stunned.

Get this, when you do what I do for more than a week. You’ll meet all sorts of people…The Humble (e.g. 2face), The UnHumble (as I like to call them sadly I can’t mention names) and “The UnHumbles who pretend to be humble”. A lot of new as well as mainstream artistes fall into the third category. To them, everyone is either a Boss, Chief, Chairman, Oga or any other rump kissing adjective you can imagine.

Beazy. Was. Not. This!

Hence, my surprise. Not that I expected him to, since we’d met once before. But I’ve seen it so much, I’ve come to accept it as a given. A rite of passage if you will.

We quickly ran through the boring, but necessary introductory part. Boring because it was all stuff written in his bio (Which by the way he drafted up by himself) but not necessarily so because as a person, with his history he’s a story you’d sit and listen to for days.

He studied his A-Levels and University in the UK; released his first mixtape there in 2005 – Make It Look Easy (M.I.L.E.) after which came Get Money, Stay Fly which had over a 100,000 downloads worldwide; The Affidavit and the lastest, Its Go Hard Season Link here.

Most people only know of three of his mixtapes, whereas he has four under his belt. He had this to say, “With every one I did I worked harder on the next one. I considered it as a gradual process…Sometimes I look back at the stuff I’ve done in the past and I… (cringe)”.

More than just his commanding presence (Trust me, he’s huge), his confidence is infectious. Literally. We talked about the industry and all the pretence and rump kissing that goes on. He established his position on the matter, “I’d rather have my music go before me…I don’t want to have to beg you to listen to me or play my songs on the radio…” It would seem like a very presumptuous statement to make but the sincerity in his attitude washes away all thoughts of that from your mind.

He has a passion for rap in itself that is commendable. For him, it’s a never ending journey to be better than the last time. It would be easy to see even by Stevie Wonder how much into Hip-Hop, Beazy is. The emphasis with which he talked about his music and music in generally is infectious.

Towards the end of our little meet. He let me listen to his yet-to-be-released songs (which he was initially very protective of). There was something I walked away with. Maybe it was listening to something different from the Junk we hear everyday. But hearing those tracks were a healthy helping of good music to my ears.

Look out world, here comes Beazy.

Here’s an advice for the up and coming/Coming Up Quick…”

He’s not up and coming. Because he’s almost there.

He’s not coming up quick. Quick is not fast enough for someone who’s jetting there.

Yes Bella Naija Music says so.


  1. Beazy Junkie

    July 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    yay!!!!! Go Beazy! Go Beazy!! Beazy!!!

    ‘cos if i diss ’em you know they gon’ be missing’

    The Future of Rap is HERE!!!

  2. JustJuice

    July 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    This is a very poor article. After reading the title I was expecting him to slag off Beazy. You seem top be trying to line up compliments or praise but they don’t seem to happen. Couldn’t even read it all cause it felt uncomfortable. Try again and next time try to flow a bit better so I can get to the end.

  3. JustJuice

    July 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    And why do you keep using style to call him overweight? What relevance is that to his the quality of his music?

  4. Bill

    July 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I just had to be first to comment :D. From his mixtapes, you notice he is very lyrical. I mean he puts great work into his lyrics. “Like a violin, I’m always to your throat” gets me everytime. Like how on earth did you think of that?? There are some lines he has that that have two punchlines which you don’t even notice until he points em out. Infact lyrically, I’ll have to say he’s up there with the best. Ok I’m done 😀

  5. dele

    July 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I sense beef M.I VS BEAZY hmmm

  6. er

    July 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Err ‘violins… Throat’ line hello?? Weezy?

  7. Wale

    July 10, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Bill ..u obviously dont listen 2 many foreign raps …Beazy’s copyin most of Weezy’s lines in2 his tracks

    & dis article was very poorly written …it’s sad

  8. gbegborun

    July 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Crap article. Bella please get rid of this writer. Very poor indeed.

  9. Hottie

    July 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Beazy sounds pretty neat. But I regret to say that you article does not sound proffessional. I know you like Beazy- so do I, but get a grip.

  10. kaydee

    July 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

    you upcoming , wahalahi , even you rich or not , rap wise you upcoming and you not even coming up quick yet

  11. Peperempe

    July 12, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    What are these ( in the video) people even talking about sef? I’m a bad guy jare, jare jare! Is this what passes for hooks these days? It’s absolutely farcical, but what’s even more ridiculous is the gushing and ingratiating tone throughout the article.

    Ah ah even if Beazy is the chief sponsor of the website!

  12. whatever

    July 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

    tried not to hate. but whatever. Beazy is okay. He is up and coming. Sorry.
    Confidence does not a star make.

  13. Olga

    August 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Beazy… He used ti be Afolabi some years ago. Quite a dumb boy btw, but who cares since his father has money
    and what with the article? Is it just about nothing?

  14. smallz

    October 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    i hear so much lil wayne here but nice song no doubt and kul easi video luv it but for ril seriousli d writa of dis article G, r u on some intenship program cos u rily nid to improve on ur ideas or change cos damn

  15. Jerry

    October 29, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I personally think the writers article was fresh and a healthy departure form the stereotypical narrative that characterises most articles. Congrats my friend, it was very entertaining and easy to read. I quite like the dateline/timeline approach and the BRT inserts….very original. I believe most readers expect all entertainment articles to be somewhat critical/beef laden (so they can feel better about themselves), so the fact that the writer’s article is gushing with praise (rightly so btw) must have hit a nerve. Beazy is right up there with the best of them…he has paid his dues and can only keep getting better, so brace yourselves.

  16. @iamyungdrug

    January 11, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Beazy is the busiest rapper iKnow now! Still tryna figure out why u used an “m.I” line as a topic for this articule! Are u tryna spark beef or the beef bin boiling since?

  17. jazz

    May 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    why is the quality of this video so poor???

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