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Welcome to a space to experience #RetroHiphop and #VintageLagos. Our site offers histories, memories, profiles, tributes, and features on the culture of Lagos and rap music from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, so that you can relive the moments that shaped the culture in Lagos and around the world. Every piece of content is carefully curated to give you direct links to the people and places behind the moment, and the music, culture and style that evolved as a result. 

Rap Joint Lagos (RJL) is a contemporary cultural centre where everyone, from aficionados to curious cats, come to relax and share intimate experiences about rap music and the life and style around it. Conceived on the beauty and energy that hip-hop inspires in the city of Lagos, RJL offers visitors a space (both online and physically) to explore the genre’s philosophical and socio-political depth. 

Through our store, we offer a variety of merch, memorabilia, and books for you to collect and bring retro hip hop and vintage Lagos into your life today. We also offer membership subscriptions, which give you discounts on store items, access to exclusive virtual and in-person live events. 

By setting the right vibe with album listening events, lyrical dialogues, books about Rap, Lagos Lifestyle and Culture, as well as local and international Politics, our website, social platforms and our future Ikoyi location offers a vibrant and safe venue both conceptually and physically for anyone from anywhere in the world to connect seamlessly with the richest aspects retro hip-hop and vintage Lagos. 

Rap Joint Lagos was conceived by Wale Irokosu, an established legal professional in Lagos, and a self-proclaimed Corporate Hip hop head. Also known by the moniker DJ Daggash, Wale’s passion for rap music and the great City of Lagos has driven a lifelong pursuit to preserve the culture through personal investment in cultural documentation and spaces for communities of like-minded enthusiasts.

We launched officially with a successful kickstarter campaign that saw over 50 backers from Lagos, London, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, help us raise $4000+ to build a vibrant community online. We are infinitely grateful for their support and the memories they shared to help us shape our vision for  #RetroHiphop and #VintageLagos. 

Over the coming months, we will be bringing you original content to immerse you in the life and culture of hip hop and Lagos from the past. We are always learning and always growing, so we would love your input as you engage with our platform. Please share your thoughts, ideas, and memories with us via, so that together we can Beat the Norm™.

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