Mr Raw aka Okechukwu Edwards Ukeje is a musical visionary! He’s one of the pioneers of Igbo Rap, a rap style that uses the Igbo language and Pidgin English. A fusion between traditional and modern, Igbo Rap draws inspiration from both its historical Igbo roots and modern African American urban styles! You won’t hear anything else like it… and you won’t hear another Igbo artist like Mr Raw! A musical pioneer breaking new ground!
Born and raised in Enugu, Mr Raw made a name for himself in the early 2000s, hitting it big around 2005 with his debut studio album, Right & Wrung. Since then, he’s released winner after winner, continuing what would become a streak with Everything Remains Raw and End Of Discussion in 2007 and 2010, respectively. This has continued over the following years, and his latest release at the time of writing, Gentleman ft Phyno, truly showcases how far he’s come as an artist.
As you can see, Igbo Rap is a fusion between traditional and modern, drawing inspiration from both its historical Igbo roots and modern African American urban styles! You won’t hear anything else like it… and you won’t hear another Igbo artist like Mr Raw!
Mr Raw ft. Phyno, Minista Busta & Ransome – Turu Ugo [Official Video]:
Mr Raw is a legend in the making – you hear people referring to people like Biggie Smalls and Dr Dre as “the original greats”, well here’s one of the original greats of the Igbo genre blossoming right before our eyes! Be sure to hop on the hype train and check out Mr Raw’s accurately-described RAW tracks as they release… his social media and Spotify await you!
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