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Meet Africa’s First Mute Rapper MC Baba

Without a voice to deliver a cadence, the new sensation conveys his messages with incomprehensible sounds, facial and hand gestures with an enthusiastic energy that has captivated a lot of music lovers.

Rappers all over the world are known for expressing their thoughts and stories, with words accompanied by beats, to convey a type of message to their audience. But what happens when there are no audible words to convey the message?

Meet Congo’s MC Baba, a mute rapper who has taken social media by storm with his distinctive wordless rap style. Without a voice to deliver a cadence, the new sensation conveys his messages with incomprehensible sounds, facial and hand gestures with an enthusiastic energy that has captivated a lot of music lovers.

It is speculated that he can feel the vibrations emanating from the beats to which he vibes to, in order to create his songs.

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His speech impediment and willingness to rap, has earned him massive attention after videos of him started surfacing on social media in the latter part of May 2024.

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According to reports, MC Baba started his music career somewhere in 2021, after participating in local freestyle competitions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Little to no information is currently known about the rapper’s background and identity.

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While many people on social media platforms pandered to his style of rapping, other people remained skeptical about the viral claim that he is a mute rapper. To some critics, MC Baba is a rapper with an unentertaining style of rap, accusing him of faking the act.

MC Baba, known as the face of “Deaf Hop,” a sub-genre of hip hop for deaf and mute rappers, has been featured on ‘Oko Lela Epa Ya Nani,’ a rap song by Congolese rapper Paterne Maestro. The duo performed the song to a crowd in Brazzaville, Congo.

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