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About the ArtistEmmanuel Edili aka DaCapo, Nigeria’s top rapper and hip hop producer comes to America and stamps his presence as Africa’s finest mc. This captivating lyricist who has produced over twenty albums and thirty hit singles as well as record sales of over 500,000 copies in Africa is now set to take the front stage in America's main stream hip hop. This rapper, musician, producer and songwriter, is out to yet again prove that hip-hop is universal, introducing a style of production which he calls “Fro Beat” that has a unique blend of fat beats and an African flavor. “This is hip-hop with an African perspective says this native Nigerian that was raised in Brooklyn in his early days and went back to his country with his parents to spend the next couple of years discovering himself, fine tuning his skills, going through the streets the struggles and the strains and still coming out the person which he says has found his purpose for living. “I been through a lot says DaCapo and I don’t wanna make fat beats and just put anything on it, I’ve learned from life and I know I got something to give to whoever chooses to listen”. “You cant help but listen cos I come through in a way that’s very inviting so whether it’s fro beat, a dirty south beat, a club beat, hardcore or commercial, its gotta say something cos that’s who I am”. His gospel album called “Simply DaCapo” received two nominations in the best rap album and special event CD categories of the 2007 gospel stellar awards. However DaCapo is going main stream with his next album that’s got some hot singles like “Fro beat", “Ama be here” and “the beat goes on”. DaCapo is the first MC to rap while playing the grand piano. The folks who saw this performance at the stellar awards pre show were stunned to see someone on a grand piano rapping and still maintaining perfect rhythm and I tight flow. So better keep you’re ears open to Africa’s finest.
February 2009 Hip-Hop
January 2009 Judging Excellence
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