Last Thursday would go down as one of the most memorable day in the Nigerian entertainment industry as the biggest and most successful HipHop radio show made its debut on Nigerian radio. The VS Class, an initiative which was created by the world's No.1 premium cognac Hennessy in partnership with Nigeria's leading urban radio station The Beat 99.9 FM to promote the rap music genre took HipHop fans to another level.
The show which was hosted by Olisa Adubua and Jimmie marked the launch and first of three episodes. With Host MCs like MI, ModeNine, Sasha, Show Dem Camp and Eva, the show kicked off hot! After rigorous auditions that held for two weeks, ten contenders were called upon to be a part of the show where they were given the opportunity to showcase their skills to the world and to be known for this skill.
Host DJ for the evening was veteran DJ; DJ Jimmy Jatt who dished out back-to-back Hip Hop tracks. The finalists invited to be on the show came prepared dropping sixteen mind-blowing bars thrilling the judges and other guests present in the studio.
"I'm really glad to be here witnessing the evolution of HipHop in Nigeria. These MCs came prepared… they have totally blown our minds with some of the lyrics we have heard today." ModeNine said during the show.
The realness of the show was particularly evident as M.I, Show Dem Camp, Eva, Sasha and ModeNine took to the mic to drop a few bars of their own. The height of the show was taken to another level when M.I, ModeNine and rap duo, Show Dem Camp performed breath-taking freestyles non-stop that got everyone in the studio screaming with excitement.
Other guests present at the show include Beat FM OAPs, Douglas, Osi Suave, Tee Billz, Mark Redguard among others.
The VS Class will feature two more episodes this year and will also feature other rap heads as well as some of Nigeria's hottest indigenous rappers.