Rap artist Olamide AKA Badoo took to his instagram page to given thanks to US rap artist Jay Z and also to wish him a Happy birthday. In his post, he thanked the legendary rapper for teaching him that gangsterism has moved from wasting one’s life shooting guns and docking bullets.
According to Jay-Z whose net worth as stipulated by Forbes is $810 million, wealth is the new gangsta. Reaching out to the rapper on his birthday, Olamide wrote: ”Happy birthday to my fav god MC, Jigga Man. Thanks for sharing your light to the world and teaching us WEALTH is the new Gangsta… MASTER.”
Olamide has thanked Jay-Z for the knowledge he shared which has helped him understand certain things in life and also with alot of similarities between them, Olamide has proved that Jayz is worth emulating and has therefore followed his foot steps.
Some of the things Olamide and Jayz have in common includes :
(1)Private Life – Jay Z is a notoriously private man. Prior to hooking up with Beyonce, details about his private and love life were scarce. Rumours had it he had flings with Foxy Brown, Blu Cantrell, Rosario Dawson and Christina Milian, but no one had any proof. Even with Beyonce, it took a while for Jay Z to come out publicly that he was dating the pop singer. Olamide is pretty much like this. Apart from his baby mama (which he is highly protective of) who is dating or who is romantically inclined with has hardly made the papers or the blogs. Bosses move in silence.
(2) Building His Own Label – Hip Hop artists are known to create their vanity labels just to please their egos. What separates Jay Z from the pack is that he built a record label that was in every word a record label. With Roc-A-Fella he helped make careers for Beanie Siegel, Memphis Bleek, Freeway, and of course Kanye West. Even though his YBNL imprint is still young, Olamide is already making moves to establish his artists Lil’ Kesh and Viktoh as independent acts. The success of ‘Shoki’ shows he is heading towards the right direction.
(3) An every year album : The first similarity between both rappers has to be their output. Jay Z released eight albums in eight years (that’s from Reasonable Doubt in 1996 to The Black Album in 2008). Olamide is threading a similar path. On November 11, 2014 Olamide would have released four studio albums in four years. The yearly release of a solo album makes Olamide a prime hustler in the footsteps of Hip Hop’s ultimate hustler Jigga.