SIX FOOT PLUS ‘ANWULI’- THE MC WITH A SIXTH SENSE
If the evolution of the Nigerian hip-hop music industry finally gets chronicled in a book, its credibility will be questioned if names like Alfred Atungu a.k.a Six Foot Plus does not make the opening chapters. As an acclaimed wordsmith, Six has been dropping bars at the drop of a dime long before most of the best hip-hop heads today were privilege to wear diapers. At a time when it was not trendy to affiliate lyricism with Nigerian lingua franca, Six made that sound cool.
Long before most rappers started getting a grasp of the rudiments of hip-hop culture, Six with his sixth sense was way ahead impressing audience everywhere with incredible poetry and lyricism. Transforming from an artist that set out to sing into a rapper that understood that creating rap songs that resonates with hip-hop aficionados in relation to how they speak and their way of life was crucial; in collaboration with the executive producer of Payback Tyme Records, Solo D, Six ‘The Medicineman’ put out his debut album ‘Millennium Buggin’ in 2001. The single ‘Anwuli’ from that project will be recorded as one of the most successful hip-hop songs in Nigeria. I also love the song ‘E Don Do Me’ which was off his sophomore album ‘Six O Clock’.
Words By Sesan Adeniji