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Rilgood Is Brooklyn's Self-Proclaimed King of Nigeria

For this week's Mahal, photographer Cheney Orr and I hooked up with our friend Rilgood—a rapper who calls himself “the King of Nigeria.” Rilgood immigrated from Nigeria to New York and since then has established himself as a musician known for his...
January 11, 2014, 1:00pm

Photo by Cheney Orr. Video by Taji Ameen. 

For this week's Mahal, photographer Cheney Orr and I hooked up with our friend Rilgood—a rapper who calls himself “the King of Nigeria.” Rilgood immigrated from Nigeria to New York and has established himself as a musician known for his music that he says is “as subtly African as it can get.” While discussing his immigration experience and drinking a bottle of whiskey, Rilgood showed us his neighborhood in East New York. Check out our interview above and Rilgood's new music video for “Corruptor.”

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