Victor Aderibigbe

Bella Is Bringing Mr Eazi, Ajebutter 22, Poe, Zlatan, Fresh L And More On Her “Summer’s Over” EP

Singer and rapper, Bella Alubo has unveiled the album art and tracklist for her “Summer’s Over” EP which has been re-scheduled for release on Friday, November 1. This would be a follow-up to her “re-Bella” EP with standouts ‘Aiya‘ and ‘Ask Bolaji‘ which was released to good reviews last December.

According to the tracklist shared on Twitter, the EP is set to contain 10 tracks (two bonus inclusive) with appearances from Mr Eazi, Ajebutter 22, Zlatan, T’neeya, Ezi Emela, Poe, Tengo John, and Ko-jo cue. In fact, Bella appears solo twice throughout the highly collaborative tape on the second track ‘Fire‘ and on eighth track, ‘Follow Me‘.

For the production of the tape, Bella recruits a highly competent team of Que Beat, Syn X, Blaise Beatz, Guilty Beatz, Tuan Malik, and TUC .

Check out the tracklist below.

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Prettyboy D-O Is As Energetic As Ever In Intense Video For ‘Dey Go Hear Wehh’

About four months after its initial release, Prettyboy D-O has finally unveiled the long-teased visuals for his first post-“Everything Pretty” single, ‘Dey Go Hear Wehh‘. This is also suspected to be the lead single for his imminent debut album titled “Pretty World.”

On the high energy dancehall-influenced record, Prettyboy D-O comes for non-believers and detractors, assuring us that they will soon be shocked beyond measure. D-O delievers frisky verses over the hard-hitting instrumental before coming through with the highly infectious hook cut from a popular Nigerian pidgin dictum.

The Seyi Akinlade-directed video opens with Prettyboy getting jumped by a mob. He is later seen in his hideout clutching his baby in his hands while his spouse dashes into the room upon hearing what happened. As he is being moped up and treated by his babe, his war-ready boys thirst for vengeance, as they prepare to launch for action. D-O then goes back to business as usual and is later found treating his goons to an energetic performance of his new song on the beach, probably to pump them up for the next line of action. The cinematic video then ends with one of the suspects awaiting D-O’s judgement.

Ycee Comes Through With His Sultry Melodic Rap On ‘Dakun’

Just a few days after announcing the release of his debut album “Ycee vs Zaheer,” Ycee has unveiled the first single off the long-awaited LP, titled ‘Dakun‘.

Produced by Krizbeatz, ‘Dakun‘ is a midtempo Afropop record that finds Ycee dolling out complementary melodic raps for his love interest. He promises to love her right and therefore pleads with her to succumb to his advances.

It, however, seems like Ycee’s label troubles arent just over yet as his former label, Tinny Entertainment, leaked some of the records off the coming album to sabotage its release. But Ycee looked unmoved as he goes ahead with the rollout of the album like nothing even happened.

Remember that “Ycee vs Zaheer” which is now available for pre-order officially drops on Friday, November 8.

Watch Video For Nonso Amadi’s ‘What Makes You Sure’

Nonso Amadi has released the visuals for ‘What Makes You Sure?‘, one of the highlights off his latest 6-track “Free” EP. This video is directed by Seyi Akinlade and filmed by Uaxstudio.

 

DAP The Contract Shares The Fourth Release Off His CTIII Series, ‘Switch’

In usual fashion, DAP The Contract has released the fourth record off his ongoing CTIII series which kicked off exactly a month ago with the single, ‘Prismcolors‘. For this week’s release, the rapper who just wrapped up his London and Paris leg of his Everybody Falls tour teams up with Elena on the new single titled ‘Switch‘.

As the title implies, ‘Switch‘ finds the rapper thinking out loud about turncoats who flip on you once you become successful. With a well-delivered melodic-rap verse over the up-tempo beat with a trap bounce, Dap has a few words for people who don’t care about you on the come up but start to show up as friends and longtime believers once they see you shine. Elena also comes through with a brilliant verse and an air-tight delivery that almost takes the shine off Dap.

The Contract Thursday (CT) series finds DAP off album mode, experimenting different ideas and exploring diverse sounds. The weekly releases which are then compiled into tapes are usually deeply fascinating as they have the multi-talented rapper swinging in and out of genres over a stretch of weekly releases.

Over a month ago, DAP the Contract was on the PGM Radio Show to discuss the string of weekly Thursday releases while also giving us a peek into two tracks off the series – ‘Prismcolors’ and ‘Bryn’s Interlude‘. At the end of the show, he also kicked bars alongside other razor-sharp wordsmiths like Payper Corleone, Idris King, D-Truce and Ycee in an impromptu freestyle session.

Ycee Has Davido, Niniola, Phyno, M.S Banks And Dapo Tuburna Colliding With Him On “Ycee vs Zaheer”

Ycee has announced the release of his much-teased and highly anticipated debut album, “Ycee Vs Zaheer.” The album which would be his first post-Tinny Entertainment project is scheduled for release on Friday, November 8 with its lead single ‘Dakun‘ coming out tomorrow.

The rapper who also doubles as a singer shared the album cover and the tracklist that includes appearances from an all-star cast of Davido, Phyno, Niniola, M.S Banks and former labelmate, Dapo Tuburna.

As the name implies, this album finds the ANBT boss in a battle against self, as his rap persona and his pop-leaning side tug it out for dominance across the 15-track album.

Check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist for "Ycee vs Zaheer" (Instagram/Yceevszaheer)

Tracklist for “Ycee vs Zaheer” (Instagram/Yceevszaheer)

Garey Godson Sparks An Important Conversation On ‘Virtual Love’

Music has always been a powerful tool in driving for social discuss and change. Legends like Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Bob Marley recognised this early enough and laced their music with messages of neo-colonialism, justice, freedom and promotion of world peace all in a quest for a better world for their people. But human problems also evolve with time. And with his latest release,’ Virtual LoveGarey Godson seeks to spark a long-overdue conversation about how social media is rapidly shaping human interaction. And it’s not exactly for the better.

Thanks to technological advances, communication has gotten faster, easier and considerably cheaper. But more isn’t exactly better in this case. Communication has simply degenerated to something less expressive. We’d rather sit leg crossed and text in the comfort of our home than move out to go visit friends and check up on them like we used to.

One intricate part of inter-personal communication often missing in today’s instant messaging is context; often provided by gestures, body postures, eye movements and the ambient energy in face-to-face conversations. And this has an insidious way of affecting our interpersonal relationships. Little wonder why relationships and friendships aren’t what they used to be.

Using his medium as an artist, Garey Godson is tackling this issue head-on with ‘Virtual Love‘, telling a story that almost every youth is familiar with: a story of a relationship turning sour and complicated due to ineffective and efficient communication between the lovers.

Check out the record above.

Alpha Ojini’s ‘Pop’ Is A Sizzling Trap Cut Without The Mumble

Amidst the earsplitting noise surrounding the M.IVector beef reignited by Vector’s latest jab, ‘Judas The Rat‘, Alpha Ojini gave us the first taste of the material he has been working on since last December. Earlier today, the multitalented rapper dished out a new number titled ‘Pop‘, his first offering since his celebratory ‘Madagascar‘ freestyle. This release officially kicks off the rollout of his sophomore album, “Chvmeleon,” which is set to be released in just a matter of weeks.

Just two days ago, he announced the released date and also revealed the mouthwatering tracklist featuring appearances from M.I Abaga, Ghost of SDC, Oxlade, Blaqbonez, and more. Apparently, ‘Pop‘ is only one of five tracks off the 14-track album on which Alpha appears solo.

On this self-produced record, Alpha is simply just having fun. Confidence and enthusiasm radiate throughout the dazzling production with a dominant trap bounce, as he employs cheeky and goofy bars enwrapped in prodigal wordplay. True to its name, ‘Pop‘ is a bop to kick off your weekend, and definitely one to keep us on our toes for the arrival of the imminent tape. Remember, “Chvmeleon” drops on Friday, November 11.

Listen to the single above and let us know what you think.

 

Vector Bounces Back With New Diss Track, ‘Judas The Rat’

Diss Track Backstory

One of the most exciting things in these Buhari times is the belligerent energy hovering across the Nigerian hip-hop scene. What started with a daring declaration by Blaqbonez ascribing himself as the best rapper in Africa has now degenerated into a warzone where anyone could catch a bullet. “For the culture” has now slowly morphed into something way more bitter and grubby with inflated egos and (re)opened sores.

However, the most exciting of these battles has been the M.I vs Vector main-event which has resulted in now a total of four diss tracks in just about three weeks. And it doesn’t seem to be over. Not just not yet.

New Diss Track

In response to M.I Abaga’s petty and brutal missile,’The Viper‘, Vector has also decided to step his boots in the mud in his new ‘Judas The Rat‘. With his gloves off, Vector doesn’t mince words as he comes for M.I’s legacy. He brings up personal dirt surrounding the former Chocolate City boss especially strained relationship with his brother, Jesse Jagz.

Vector "Judas The Rat" New Diss Track

What We Expect

For all it’s worth, we hope these rappers can put their beef aside for a minute and make good of their promise by releasing their much-anticipated EPs, “Judas” and “Vibes Before Teslim.” But till then, listen to this new diss track above and tell us who you think is winning this battle.

D-Truce And Bella Alubo Tell A Beautiful Love Story On ‘For You’

Nigerian rapper, Dusten Truce has teamed up with Bella Alubo on new love number titled ‘For You‘. This is D-Truce’s first post-“2 Bird 1 Stone” release, his debut album which was released to good reviews early this year. The 6-track album housed highlights like ‘Celebrity Champagne‘, ‘Oga police‘ and ‘City of Excellence‘ and also featured appearances from Paybac, Straffitti, 3rty, Slayvelli, Dewa and Tylerriddim.

On this new Jesse Alordiah produced cut, D-Truce and Bella Alubo are love-struck as they trade verses describing their affection for one another, promising themselves sunshine and rainbows in their blazing romance. ‘For You‘ is no doubt a soothing and melodious love number with wonderfully diced afrobeats percussions and an ambient scintillating guitar riffs.

Enjoy this record above and let us know what you think.

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