Your favourite musicians also have favourite musicians, and that’s why we created #MyLoop — a weekly series that asks Nigerian stars who they like to listen to when they’re feeling any type of way.

With the release of his debut mixtape, YPSZN, PsychoYP confidently announced himself as one of the most impressive rappers in the Nigerian music scene. While he isn’t yet as mainstream as he deserves to be — a burden of the genre he inhabits — his gifts remain impossible to deny.

Now, with his second body of work, YPSZN2 — a worthy follow-up to his career-defining debut — the rapper reaffirms his position as a star to watch. On the mixtape, he trades bars with the likes of Blaqbonez and Ladipoe, and it’s a testament to his skill that he is never outshined.

So, to get into the headspace of the talented star, we decided to find out what he’s been listening to recently, specifically when he is feeling any major emotion (ranging from happiness to anger) or doing something as simple as getting dressed.

From Drake to Young Thug, here are the artists that made PsychoYPs loop:

1. Happy:

2. Sad:

3. Angry:

4. In Love:

5. Heartbroken:

6. Turned On:

7. Uninspired:

8. Homesick:

9. Driving:

10. Getting Dressed:


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