DaGrin handed on 22 April, 2010
Ten years after the demise of DaGrin, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, rapper MI Abaga has eulogized the late rapper. He took to social media to share tales of himself and Dagrin in celebration of the rapper’s 10 years loss of life anniversary.
MI in a collection of tweets on Wednesday shared his expertise with Dagrin and the way a lot the rapper impressed his second album ‘MI2’.
The previous Chocolate Metropolis rapper and boss narrated how Dagrin’s lyrics impressed him in the direction of making his second studio album. He stated the broad acceptance of Dagrin’s ‘CEO’ album made him draw a information from that physique of labor.
He spoke about how he was to carry out in Sound Sultan‘s Satellite Town end of the year party and he was blown away by Dagrin’s efficiency of his then-unreleased hit track, “Pon Pon”.
The ‘Chairman’ singer admitted that he was a bit intimidated by Dagrin’s expertise and vitality.
“In 2008 I used to be in a dialog with @elbama about some artists he was A&Ring for (YQ and LaLa) and he performed me a LaLa track that had a rap verse in it.. I bear in mind taking part in that document for a pal of mine Sola.. and he or she simply stored laughing throughout the verses
“Each single line and he or she would pause it.. snicker and attempt to clarify what he was saying.. I used to be blown away.. I imply who writes verses so good that each line is a quotable..
“That December Sound Sultan requested me to carry out at his Satellite tv for pc city finish of yr get together and I bear in mind sitting behind stage watching Dagrin carry out a but unreleased PonPon.. I used to be blown away.. this man was the reality he was going to eclipse each rapper within the sport..
“When PonPon dropped it shook the streets and airways in a manner nothing had since Eedris and nothing did once more until Baddoo.. the vitality.. the move.. the ability in his voice.. this was HIPHOP!!!!! I knew I used to be a fan a fair a bit intimidated by the brilliance of this man..
“DJ Neptune requested me to breed our 123 document and I bear in mind DaGrin got here to my room studio in Palmgrove to document.. easy man.. gifted.. we gisted and laughed the entire time.. spoke about buying and selling collaborations and he hopped on a motorbike and was headed residence..
“A number of months later his album dropped.. with out the CEO album there isn’t a MI2.. I used to be chasing the template he set..one thing so highly effective however really easy for the on a regular basis fan to narrate to.. the epiphany got here at some point sitting in Obanikoro and watching a avenue dude rap each lyric of his
“By 2009 Christmas he was changing into the largest rapper within the nation.. on each present.. I bear in mind him displaying as much as an finish of yr Oil firm get together with a bullet proof vest on.. his vitality consumed the corridor that day..
“I noticed him a couple of days earlier than his accident.. performed a charity soccer sport collectively.. dapped it up.. and everybody went residence.. I bear in mind I used to be headed into Benin for a gig when i heard on radio.. Dagrin was in an accident. Rattling.. the nation truly stopped..
“I don’t know if you happen to guys bear in mind.. however LUTH was packed on a regular basis until he handed.. it spoke to the impression of his expertise.. his story.. his charisma.. and his individual.. one of many biggest rappers ever in my guide.. DaGrin the CEO. 10 years gone however by no means forgotten!!! RIP”