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Nigerian-American Rapper Ikey Shares The Visuals For 'Roslin's Basement'

Nigeria-American rapper Ikey and his crew chronicle their day-to-day in the video for "Roslin's Basement," off the 'Green Card' EP.


Nigerian-American rapper Ikey comes through with the music video for "Roslin's Basement," the closing track on his recent Green Card EP. The Richy Guzman-directed visuals follow Ikey to Cameroonian-American producer Blvck Rose's (aka Roslin) basement, where a majority of the EP was written, and chronicle the crew's day-to-day as they record in their crammed home studio, play ball, and grill out.

The D.C.-based Ikey previously talked to Okayafrica about the Nigerian influences on Green Card, "I actually helped get my mom her Green Card a couple years ago so that’s where I originally got the album idea from," he mentioned. "Spending my childhood in Lagos during its military rule and the return to democracy definitely inspired a lot of the stories I tell. I was also strongly influenced by Nigerian legends like Lagbaja, Fela Kuti, Oliver de Coque and Osadebe since that was the music in rotation growing up."

What Ikey's latest video for "Roslin's Basement" below and, for more, revisit his fiery visuals for "When We Were Kings," which detail Nigeria's war-torn history, and "Olodo."

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