Nigerian rapper, Mode9, on Monday, August 25, dropped a new album, Above Ground Level.
Incidentally, the date coincided with the release of Asa’s third album, Bed of Stone.
In a recent interview with Hiptv, the veteran rapper described his new effort as “one that has a bit of everything for everybody.”
According to the artiste, the album features the likes of Don Jazzy, 9ice, Reminisce, Ice Prince and many more.
In 2012, the rapper who is regarded as one of Nigeria’s leading players in that genre became a debate when he granted an American cable TV network an interview, where he was reported to have said he was quitting rap music.
The artiste was said to have told the crew of BET he needed to devote the rest of his life to discovering and grooming new talents that will step in his shoes.
The rapper’s comments then left many music fans puzzled and wondering why he wants to quit at a time the industry was flourishing.
However, Mode9 debunked the report, saying he was quoted wrongly.
According to him, “I never said I would quit rap music. I only said I would not do it forever. A lot of people misconstrued my words. Whenever a good thing happens to me, it is never seen in the news. Only bad things are mentioned.”
Mode9 who grew up in London, came back to Nigeria in 1979, and studied Building Technology at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State. In his hay days as a rapper, he has won several awards, including three laurels as the 2006 edition of Channel O awards.