Yesterday, Davido effortlessly pulled off what some of many greatest thinkers have failed to for centuries: turning lead to gold. When his infamous Hot 97 freestyle hit the internet earlier this year, the DMW boss was the subject of ridicule for weeks to come. Our pride, our beloved Davido was dragged shitless on the gritty Twitter streets. The might head of 30BG became a meme.
But Davido won’t just let that go. Not without a win.
In his latest single ‘Risky‘, the first single off his highly anticipated “Good Time” album, Davido crafted a beautiful hook from the disjointed and grating freestyle. Just a few hours before its release, Davido gave us a fair warning on Twitter “What you all laughed at!! You will dance to!!” and he couldn’t have been more accurate.
Produced by Speroach Beatz, ‘Risky‘ is an infectious Afropop record – with dancehall elements – that finds Davido turning a meme-worthy freestyle into a radio-ready record with an overwhelming hit-potential. Talk about turnovers. This is a come-back reminiscent of the 2005 Magic of Istanbul. It’s just a few hours old and the record is already gaining traction of the airwaves and generating rave reviews all over the internet.
Popcaan‘s contributions, however, can’t be overlooked as he also came through on the record, complementing it with a well-fitting patios-delivered verse. Check out the Top-Boy inspired cinematic video for the sizzling record above.