Second half of our interview with MCskill ThaPreacha. Lightly edited for content and clarity.
In part 2 of our chat with MCskill ThaPreacha, the rapper spoke on the ongoing rap feuds in Nigeria and his previous run-in with Vector.
As he explained in part 1 of our interview when asked why he cited Positive Energy as his favorite track on NUCLEUS. “Futuristic rhymes as I didn’t know the whole beef in Nigerian Hip Hop would escalate to this level so it feels like i wrote the song yesterday.”
Following his aforementioned comments, our conversation quickly delved a bit into the numerous rap beefs going on in Naija.
“When M [M.I.] dropped YRSFUYL, I lost respect for him cos I feel the song was disrespectful to rappers putting in work,” MCskill said. “And I believe he was just trying to use that song to increase his album buzz.”
In part 2 of the Creative interview, MCskill reveals what he hopes fans get out of his music, if he’ll ever make a gospel album and he details what Alpha Cougar Group is all about.
[Laughs] I’m not one to take sides in beef. I dissed Vector in 2012 and we haven’t spoken since then, I don’t know if he’s still mad or not. When M dropped YRSFUYL, I lost respect for him cos i feel the song was disrespectful to rappers putting in work and i believe he was just trying to use that song to increase his album buzz. So you see, I’m not feeling either rappers or what they’re currently doing. The state of Nigerian Hip Hop requires heavyweights doing collabs, tours and everything possible together for us to at least be as big as Afrobeats. It’s almost 2020, Rappers gotta eat.
[Laughs] yeah it was a full diss track (titled The Funeral pt. 1). Sure you’ll find it somewhere online, I took down all diss tracks from my personal pages as I’ve vowed never to diss another rapper after i also dissed A-Q in 2013 or so… We went back and forth and that was that, we pretty cool now.
I dissed VEC for this exact thing he got going now…dissing another rapper. [Laughs] Back then, I just wanted him to have a taste of what he was giving out.
To be honest, i wouldn’t know till it actually happens. But i hope it doesn’t, I still write battle bars [Laughs].
It could happen if I don’t go on a planned trip. Would be awesome!
To be uplifted.
Yes, I hope to make one someday. It’s on my things to do before I retire list.
[Laughs] I know as a rapper, you can’t ever retire successfully, but i wanna take on more roles in Hip Hop and music generally. Like my new company @AlphaCougarGrp I wanna grow it, manage artistes, get them deals etc so when i said retire i meant not rapping and releasing projects like i used to.
It’s an artiste management / Digital distribution company and beyond music we also launching a delivery service and fashion outfit asap.
Catch up with part 1 of our interview here.