Last year, Dare Kasali worked with two of the rising street kings, Prettyboy D-O and Mojo. He was the beatsmith behind Mojo’s ode to jumbo-sized kush on ‘Shawarma’ and D-O’s ‘Same Energy’, an address directed at detractors and naysayers. And for his year opening release, ‘Isolation’, Dare Kasali has reunited both acts who seem to have formed a formidable pair since ‘Chop Life Crew’.
As the title implies, ‘Isolation’ is an anthem for these ‘Rona times and the street’s reaction to the pandemic. Not in recent history has anything held the world to ransom in this manner. Economic and social activities are practically on hold as nations seek to flatten the curve.
And given that Lagos has been on lockdown for over three weeks now, people are starting to get tired, and those who can afford it are keeping to social media and Netflix just to retain their sanity.
Over the dance-stimulating production, Mojo provides a vivid commentary to the streets’ frustration at this lockdown and social distancing. “I don tire for isolation, I wan comot go find moni/everything don dey finish for house, only thing wey dey na konji,” he laments. Prettyboy D-O in his verse comes with a rapid-fire delivery touching on how he’s been holding up.
Enjoy the record above.