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“Where did Mojeed go?” is a question that every Nigerian rap aficionado has asked or had to answer in some form over the last five years.
A notoriously-reclusive rapper with a penchant for descriptive storytelling, Mojeed warmed his way into the hearts of fans with what some argue is the best mixtape out of Nigeria in a decade.
5 years after “Westernized West African” was released, the mixtape is back on streaming platforms as a remastered album.
“No Time”, a song about ambition, success and longevity, is one of the mixtape’s standout cuts. Backed by a spaced-out beat by Leriq, Mojeed sings a prayer for long life and enough time for his dreams to come through.
“Cream of the crop, I swear the root of all evil got me paying these tithes now“, is how he opens the first verse.
“No Time” has everything that won Mojeed his fans and kept them loyal since. He has an uncanny ability to switch between English, Yoruba and Pidgin mid-verse. The multilayered verses remind you of Hov. And the Surulere/NYC rapper does it with a slurred but precise delivery that is pretty much ear candy.
Five years after it first cracked our consciousness, “No Time” sounds as up-to-date as the day it was released. Maybe it’s a small sign that Mojeed’s prayers may have been answered.
Where the hell is Mojeed, man?