It’s very amazing to see how Ladipoe is working with more pop-centric acts to create radio-friendly jams while retaining his essence of bringing a premium level of lyricism to it. This is what many pundits and commentators have always offered as advice to rappers decrying the state of the culture, and it’s refreshing to see a wordsmith serving as a good example of this.
Still a work in progress, Ladipoe already seems as that rapper who has found a way to perfect the act of delicately balancing what the masses want and what hip-hop represents. We witnessed it over his recent releases, peaking with his Simi-assisted ‘Know You’ which dominated the charts in the first half of the year, even clinching the number one spot on Apple Music Nigerian – a feat many of his colleagues can only wish for.
Barely a week after teaming up with hitmaker Rexxie and Zlatan for the remix of their dance-centric jam, ‘Opor’, Ladipoe has joined forces with one of the leaders of the new school Joeboy for his new single ‘Yoruba Samurai’ produced by Ozedikus.
With this new record, Ladipoe attempts to run a damage control campaign over the propaganda and slander Yoruba men have suffered in recent times on Twitter. He tries to control and swerve the ‘Yoruba Demon’ narrative into what he calls the ‘Yoruba Samurai’, the all-out romantic who is ready to ‘go to war’ for his love interest. Joeboy on his part finds himself on hook-duty while the silver-tongued Ladiope tries to woo his interest with enchanting words, one that leaves his lady blushing uncontrollably.
Enjoy the record above.