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The Rooftop MCs Will Be ‘Back At One’



Never has truly seeking God been so cool since the Rooftop MCs arrived on the scene. They made their mark ever since their debut as a group dedicated to breaking all forms of defined perception – from how a Christian should be perceived, to what kind of music a Christian makes (Christian Hip-Hop was a rarity at the time) and how music itself should be done. Comprising the crazy character – Soul Snatcha and the more brooding one, Sokleva; they carved a niche for themselves both in their music and their lives.

Their debut single, Shock The^rap-y (and album of the same name) made shock waves in the mainstream at a time when listening to gospel songs were restricted to Sunday listening and the absolutely religious. Another of their singles, years later, Lagi Mo achieved the same feat. In due time, both the Church (which rejected them at some point) and the main stream have uneasily accepted them (to some extent)

In their renewed outing, after their collector’s item – Drunken Masters, they work with mainstream’s best from M.I to Mo’cheddah, Jesse Jagz as well as Tha Suspekt. Back at One is the title and it will be available for Free Download. A definite rarity in an industry governed by cash payments.

Click Play to Listen to Rooftop MCs Feat. Mo’cheddah – Oni Foto


Click Play to Listen to Rooftop MCs Feat. Tha Suspekt – Moni



  1. Dr Sankty

    October 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    serious matta…this is probably as mainstream as gospel ever goes in naija. hmmm..bring the controversy on…

  2. Ounje Mi

    October 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    How is this Christian ?

    • Ayo

      October 30, 2010 at 5:58 am

      My question too!

  3. Q

    October 30, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Come o Bella,they started as inspirational christian but in an interview they did in the papers about a year ago,they begged not to be identified as gospel rappers & i doubt if they go about referring to themselves as such o.Pls o,lets not mislead people.God cannot be mocked!!

  4. mimi

    October 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

    i like them sha

  5. Gino

    October 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    cool guys, they are doing very well. keep it coming.

  6. Dike

    October 30, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Let’s assume that rooftop mcs are not Gospel Artists in the first place. Does that make them demons? They refused to be called Gospel artistes probably because when you say so, people put you in a box (a very small one), lock it up and throw away the keys. My thinking is that these guys are just ‘doing their thing’- simple! Let those of us who think they are misleading society simply ignore them and stick to other artistes they see as ‘proper’ gospel artistes. But to the ROOFTOP MCS critics, please show me any of their tracks where they have promoted or encouraged vice?

    • ms ken

      November 5, 2010 at 2:40 am

      I totally agree.

  7. Vicki

    November 1, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Nicely put, Dike.

  8. bcgeorge

    November 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

    There is no such thing as gospel or secular music, people need to get it right. We only have two types of music, music that edifies the soul( positive lyrical contents) and the ones that do not. Music is a combination of three essential parts;lyrics,rhythm and beats. It’s the “lyrics” that determines which category a song or an artist fall into.
    As far as i am concerned ROOFTOP MCS are just tryna be like Kirk Franklin, taking this whole church-related cum preaching of christ gospel to another life in such a way that they can relate with the mainstream,get their songs played in the club and on radio and on Mtv,nominated for awards and expand their market base.
    Is R.kelly a gospel artist? nope, but he wrote the best soul lifting lyrics(my sentiment) ever made by man in YOU SAVED ME album.
    I am wondering what people will call Jazz artists( gospel or secular?)


    November 10, 2010 at 10:41 am

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