Cameroon’s versatile rapper Jovi who doubles as an ace producer under the pseudonym “Le Monstre” stands today as the pioneering rapper to valorize the type of rap in Cameroon referred to as “MBOKO”. Talking about HipHop without mentioning Jovi could be seen as a boo, he has been very instrumental in the birth of other rappers with a whole music catalog and discography that speaks for itself.
MBOKO is that rap 100% peculiar to Cameroon which encompasses pidgin flow, frananglais, a patois with heavy use of wit. He has been labeled the ” mboko god” because his craft has been a pellucid projection and of style mastery and finesse. His consistency in the game is what has placed him far above any rapper in Cameroon, a very rich body of work, and the cultural impact on the mass via his music which has successfully served two music communities effortlessly.
MBOKO is the style of rap that has an upper hand in KAMER RAP as most of the rappers popping in recent times are predominantly influenced by that style of rapping irrespective of the community. The rap style goes beyond just flow, delivery, precision, lyrics, and rhyme but it’s more of a lifestyle.