In celebration of his 27th birthday, burgeoning rapper, BarelyAnyHook has released what he refers to as a ‘party pack’, a cover of Burna Boy‘s 2019 smash, ‘Dangote‘. This is a hookless cover where BarelyAnyHook brilliantly showcases his lyricism and an airtight delivery over the laidback instrumental of the raving hustler’s anthem.
The introspective verse, replete with Game Of Thrones references possesses a soulful realness to it. As he touches on his week-old GidiFest performance and metaphorically reflects on his artistry as well as some of the lessons learnt over the years. He also reminds us of his forthcoming “Barely.Big.Enough” project which is scheduled for release in “a month and some change“.
As he revealed on Twitter, this might just be the first instalment in a series of Game Of Thrones-themed releases scheduled for May. However, you can enjoy this freestyle alongside his other singles like ‘Line Up‘, ‘Vibrations Clearly‘ and ‘Lava Lamp‘ with Sute.
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The Mavin Records star, Rema who just got activated this year has no doubt had a rapid ascent in the Nigerian music scene, with one of the year’s biggest songs to his name. On his debut and introductory “Rema” EP, the young singer showcased his talent, versatility and knack for melodies just across four tracks. With cuts like ‘Why‘ and ‘Corny‘, and Headies-nominated ‘Dumebi‘, Rema established a foothold in the industry, quickly registering himself as a household name. And ever since, the growth has been sporadic with Rema topping charts and dominating the airwaves all year long.
Following up with incessant viral freestyle videos and his trap-dominant “Rema Freestyle” EP, the young singer proved he was no fad as he swiftly established himself as frontliner in what journalists have referred to as a “change of guard” in the Nigerian music scene.
And now, just a few days after his nomination in the coveted “Next Rated” category at the 2019 Headies award, Rema is making a strong case for himself by releasing a new EP – his third in less than eight months – titled “Bad Commando.” In usual Rema fashion, this 4-track EP is an entirely solo effort that finds him swinging between genres and experimenting with diverse sonic complexities.
Standout cut – ‘Bad Commando‘ & ‘Lady‘
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By The PGM Club — 3 years ago
Jos to the World. That’s the title of Ice Prince’s next album, probably chosen to reflect how musical talents have taken him from the high altitude streets of Jos to fame, fortune, and worldwide stardom. From 2baba to MI to P-square, Jos has been a constant source of talent for the Nigerian music industry, providing balance to a scene dominated by the Juju and Fuji inspired west and the Highlife sounds of the east. Collectively they have all pushed the boundaries of Nigerian music in their own way and on a wet Sunday evening in Lekki a few weeks ago, I discovered Jos’ next gem to the world, Miss Lindsey Abudei.
Lindsey is not entirely a new face on the block. For years she frequently collaborated with Jesse Jagz and MI as part of the Loopy Records collective but in 2013 she finally released her first solo body of work, an EP titled Brown with guest appearances from Ese Peters and Eve Urrah.
It served as a precursor to what was to come in her debut album, And The Bass is Queen. In it, Lindsey gifts the world a complete and sublime body of work that will take you on a soulful musical journey and stimulate nostalgic emotions about Love, Heartbreak and everything in between.
Listening to the album on my devices was great, but listening to her perform the songs at the listening session was an experience! Sometimes to truly appreciate music, you have to see the artist perform, feel the energy of the live instruments and witness the emotional impact, that both talking about, and performing a song has on the artist and the audience.
The album opens up with ‘Have You?’ And ‘Drift Away’, songs about heartbreak and the sadness that comes with it but they are delivered in such a beautiful way you’re not exactly sure if you should be smiling or crying. ‘Out The Magazine’ tells the story of the differences between the brushed up world presented in magazines and movies and how it differs greatly from reality.
On ‘Libra Man’, she rebels against the notion that her soulmate is a Libra as dictated by dating horoscopes. High has her longing to be loved passionately and with Apologize, she pens a heartfelt apology song to a wronged lover. ‘Freedom and I’ and ‘Shoot Them Down’ depart from the overall theme of the album, songs about survival and thriving in adversity. Motivational even.
Leaving closes out the album. Up tempo and groovy with themes along the lines of Freedom and I and Shoot Them Down.
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By Victor Aderibigbe — 2 weeks ago
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Rapping predominantly in Yoruba, the dreadlocked rapper describes having the best of trips after treating himself to a jumbo-sized joint which he metaphorically dubs shawarma. This DaRe Kasali-produced cut is no doubt an enjoy-the-moment anthem that hits the hardest when shuffling with a blunt in hand to the rhythm thumping from loudspeakers, and occasionally faking a jump-kick.
The rapper came around last week Wednesday to preview this record on the PGM Radio Show. The show also guested Godwin Tom and Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, where they discussed the nuts and bolts of the music management as well perversive menace of the culpable SARS operatives.
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