Written by: Lehlieh Zion
Tobe Nwigwe is a rare breed and has aligned with one of the most incredible female hip hop icons, Erykah Badu. On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Badu also known as 'Badulla Oblongata,' also known as "SheiLL," collaborated with purpose rapper Tobe Nwigwe in a courageous song called "Give It Back."
The duo, along with Tobe's wife, 'Fat,' producer Nell, and drummer Frank Mocha were dripped in sophisticated mint aesthetics while staying true to their infamous "Get Twisted Sundays." apparel. Tobe's inspiration for this song came from a conversation he had with Erykah Badu, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday, on how 'Black Culture' defines and redefines music today and in the future. It is clear with lyrics like,
"Pay us what you owe us
For all the years y'all know that y'all hold us
We bought some stocks
But Game Stop done showed us
The systems sick as tuberculosis
But we all know this
Who is we kiddin'?"
Tobe continues to be an advocate for equality and healing for transitional justice. The Breonna Taylor activist artist continues to win the hearts of over a million fans now with his clever rhymes and "in your face" lyrics and authentically remains true to his love for hip hop and his native culture.
As Tobe glides into a native Igbo dance chanting "Igbo Kwenu" to the world with his family plastered on his blazer; we wait for more music from the artist gone activist.
To hear more of Tobe's music here.