Wednesday, 22 September 2010

General Pype

General Pype fuses hip-hop, rock-pop and R&B into the rid dims of reggae and dancehall with a distinctive West African twist. The General calls his a “tube-sound” carried by striking vocals that capture a forest of emotions and textures, this is one artist who is re-defining the preconceptions anyone might have about Nigerian music.

General Pype cemented his reputation as an internationally acclaimed artist when his first single “Keep It Cool” (2007) featured in Season 6 of the popular American television drama series, The Shield and back home, his voice has become one of the most aired on radio. He is successfully mainstreaming dancehall and reggae music in Nigeria through collaborations with Sunny Neji (“Crush”), hip-hop Diva Sasha (“Strong thin”), Niyola (“Mo Ranyan”), MI (“Teaser”) and Sheyman (“Showa remix”).

Having shared the stage with Nigerian and international artists including Sean Paul, Akon, and the duo of Brick & Lace, Pype raised the stakes at the 2009 MTVBase Music Awards hosted by Wyclef Jean in Kenya, stunning the audience with an unforgetabble performance of “Teaser” with MI and South Africa’s Lira.

Pype's newest single, “Champion” is a brass-driven dancehall tune which is currently doing the rounds on all major African radio stations.

  Pype -Champion by WyldPytchRekords

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