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PsychoYP’s New Tape “YPSZN 2” Features Ladipoe, BOJ, Dami Oniru, Skales, Terri & More

Just a year after his debut and introductory release “YPSZN“, PsychoYP is back with a stunning sequel, “YPSZN 2” which was released yesterday, November 4. This mixtape contains 16 tracks, including ‘City Of Kings‘, ‘Elevate‘ and ‘No Chaser‘ released about a week ago.

For this highly collaborative tape, burgeoning rapper, YP recruits a capable team of some of the most gifted youngsters on the rise. It features appearances from Dami Oniru, Blaqbonez, Terri, Ladipoe, BOJ, Zilla Oaks, Na7halie Sade and Skales who appears on the celebratory 14th track, ‘T.G.I. F‘.

Released just over 24 hours, the mixtape has generated rave reviews on Twitter and currently sits at the top of the Apple Music album charts in Nigeria.

thank you to everyone who worked on this project and helped me finally give it to the world. it’s been a long wait but I promise the music will compensate. ⠀
I love you all for bringing me this far. ⠀
szn2 link in my bio. ⠀
love x light 🌍🤝☔️💕” he wrote on Instagram.

Listen to the mixtape above.

Blaqbonez Releases Second 2019 EP, “Mr. Boombastic”

100 Crowns‘ flagship artist, Blaqbonez has released his long-promised EP, “Mr. Boombastic.” Just yesterday, the belligerent rapper dropped a comical 4-minute freestyle directed at Kanye West and Davolee who had taken shots at him a while back. This new project comes about eight months after “Bad Boy Blaq Re-Up” which was released to good reviews in February.

With this EP, Blaqbonez fully unveils his Mr Boombastic persona, a more pop-leaning, patios-speaking, and ragga-loving alter-ego. However, there are still flashes of lyrically-shrewd Blaqbonez throughout this tape. The EP contains just 7 tracks, including its pre-released lead single, ‘Shut Up‘ in which he had a few choice words for his detractors and naysayers. The project also features stellar appearances from Falz and the much-missed Blackmagic.

Listen to the tape above and tell us 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 his 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.

Alpha Ojini Is Bringing Along M.I Abaga, Ghost, GoodGirl LA, Ycee, Oxlade And More On “Chvmeleon”

Even if you do not know Alpha Ojini by name, you must have come across his work one way or another. Remember that sweet-toned “Focus” voice tag you hear at the end of most of your favourite 2019 rap songs? Yeah, that’s Alpha’s tagline for his sound engineering outfit.

A bundle of talents, Alpha is also a producer and a rapper – and he’s absolutely great at both. In fact, he was recently nominated in the Best Rap Single category of the 2019 Headies for his joint with Payper Corleone, ‘Sacrifices‘, one of the highlights off Payper’s stellar tape, “Fly Gangstar From The 90s.”

And now, it’s even more good news from Alpha as he announces the release of his sophomore album, “Chvmeleon,” which has been in the works since December last year. This is would be a follow-up to his well-received debut, “Half Price” that housed standouts like ‘Ocean Boy‘, ‘Ludo‘ and the cheeky ‘Yahooboy Muzik‘.

According to his recent tweet, this new album is scheduled for release on Friday, November 1st and it boasts a mouth-watering round of features, with appearances from some of the best wordsmiths in the game at the moment. On this self-produced project, Alpha is bringing along an a-team of M.I Abaga, Ghost (SDC), Paybac, Blaqbonez, Psycho YP, Ycee, Bella Alubo, Oxlade, Goodgirl LA and Kemi Smallz.

Now, tell me you’re not excited?

Prettyboy D-O Calls Out Blaqbonez For Jacking His Style

Just over an hour ago, Prettyboy D-O took to his Twitter page to call out Blaqbonez for jacking his style in his latest release ‘Shut Up‘. Although it was a subtle shot, the message was very clear: stop jacking my style!

A plain-speaking D-O wrote on Twitter, “Tell a man shut up ?
If you want to sound like PRETTYBOY, make you feature PRETTYBOY
@BlaqBonez
🎯

And this accusation is not unfounded. In fact, it serves as a confirmation to many as they have also been drawing similarities between the new single and D-O’s ‘Pull Up‘ and ‘Dem Go Hear Wehh‘. And after a careful examination of the songs in question, their inference would be justified.

Shut Up‘ produced by Tempoe finds Blaqbonez in new terrain, ragga, which is well different from the hip-hop and trap he is well known for. To even make this transition smoother, Blaq ushered the single under the moniker, Mr Boombastic, which appears to be his more Afropop-leaning alter-ego.

However, sonically, thematically and in terms of delivery, the new number bears a striking semblance to D-O’s ‘Pull Up‘. These songs find the acts in an impudent air as they both come at their detractors while flashing their vigour and successes. “Tell a man cool off tell a man cool off/ Tell a man pull up if he wanna pull up” D-O sings in the Santi-assisted ‘Pull Up‘ Off his 2018 well-received project, “Everything Pretty“. Blaq, on the other hand, also appears to open his record with “Tell a man shut up!

This actually wouldn’t be the first time Blaqbonez is spurring this kind of conversation as people have also drawn sonic similarities between his ‘Best Rapper In Africa (BRIA)‘ cut and Stormzy‘s smash hit single, ‘Vossi Bop‘. So can we say Blaqbonez is bereft of originality and going around just jacking people’s styles without giving due credit?

Listen and let us know what you think below.

 

Vader The Wildcard, Vector and Payper Corleone Come For Blood On ‘The Purge’

Vector tha Viper, Vader the Wildcard and Payper Corleone have come together for what they tag a ‘Masterclass Cypher’ to deliver a sizzling response to the week-old Martell Cypher 2 titled ‘The Purge‘.

With the opening verse, Vader the Wildcard recounts what down at the PGM Radio Show when Blaqbonez was challenged to defend his ‘BRIA‘ claim and he bailed, led by his label boss, A-Q. The rapper also addressed some of Blaq’s shots and also had enough rounds for his label execs.

A war-ready Payper Corleone, on the other hand, makes a good statement as to why his one of the most lyrical rappers in the game at the moment. Relaxed and assertive, he had enough shots for all the rappers with targets on their backs.

Coming through with a brutal closer, Vector tha Viper minces no words as he is in full battle mode, launching missiles at the former Chocolate City boss. Vector raps “But how do you go from Lebron to becoming a chairman this is insane” as he comes for M.I’s legacy with pristine bars for over two minutes.  This cypher, no doubt, delievers on an unsaid promise: it provides the rock-hard reply for the Martell Cyphers we have all been waiting for, giving the LAMB rappers a run for their money and could even be leaving them in body bags. LAMB-Martell, your move.

Listen yourself and let us know which cypher you think is better.

Blaqbonez Introduces His Mr Boombastic Alter-Ego With New Single, ‘Shut Up’

100 Crowns artist, Blaqbonez, has released his second post-“Badboy Blaq Re-Up” single titled ‘Shut Up‘, coming just over a month after the controversial ‘BRIA (Best Rapper In Africa)‘. This is also the first single of his soon-to-come project that has been in the works since early this year.

In this new single, Blaqbonez is out of his element, pushing his sonic boundaries as he introduces a new alter-ego, Mr Boombastic: a more Afropop-minded personality of the gifted rapper.

Produced by Tempoe,Shut Up‘ is a mid-tempo radio-friendly jam with a huge crossover potential as that finds an impudent Blaq bragging about his successes and the allure of luxury and excess over the scintillating production.

This might just be the hit Blaq needs to fully break into the mainstream and become a household name. However, give it a listen and let us know what you think.

M.I, A-Q, Loose Kaynon & Blaqbonez Rain Hailstones In New Martell Cypher

Even though A-Q stole the show at the first instalment of the LAMB Martell Cypher, M.I‘s words were more profound. In his closing verse, the veteran suggested a team-up again with Loose Kaynon, A-Q and other lyrical titans “who deliver product” and make the cypher episodic. Well, exactly nine months after what will go down as one of the 2019 highlights of Nigerian hip-hop, Martell Cypher 2, ‘The Purification‘ is finally here. And although we expected this second instalment to feature new faces in the lineup, we still can’t complain.

This comes just about a month after the Hennesy Cyphers which was released to middling success. M.I had previously taken jabs at them in the first Martell Cypher that has recorded about half-a-million views on Youtube,  and he is back to show them how things are done. It also comes in the wake of the combative air in the hip-hop community following Blaqbonez’s controversial “best rapper in Africa (BRIA)” declaration.

This new cypher finds the LAMB rappers, Blaqbonez, A-Q, Loose Kaynon and M.I all suited up at the bar flexing lyrical muscles over the laid-back beat. Blunt and brutal, all four rappers come through with their braggadocio rap, whilst launching projector missiles at random targets. In his verse, M.I also paid respect to the late hip-hop legend, B-Elect

Enjoy the cypher above.

CKay Releases Sophomore EP “CKay the First”

Last week Friday, August 30, Chocolate City act, CKay released his sophomore EP, “CKay the First“. However, in just a few hours, it was taken down across multiple streaming platforms due to  “leakage” issues. But gladly, after holding our breaths for what seemed to be a lifetime, we finally have our hands on Ckay’s new material.

This project comes just two years after his introductory and debut project, “Who The F*** Is Ckay,” inspired by the infamous Loose Talk episode with M.I and Loose Kaynon.

This 8-track EP is led by the single ‘Way‘, which has been gaining traction on the airwaves and overly lauded by music enthusiasts. It also features appearances fellow new-gen acts, Blaqbonez, BOJ, Barry Jhay and label executive, DJ Lambo. For the production of the album, Ckay recruits Tempoe and Real Btee while also three tracks himself.

Ckay sounds so excited to be having this project out, revealing on Twitter that it had been delayed for over a year. But we are glad it’s finally out and we can get treated to new records from the multitalented act.

Enjoy “Ckay the First” above and let us know what you think.

Blaqbonez stops by to defend his B.R.I.A claim & Tems premieres new music on PGM Radio

This episode was quite heated as we invited Blaqbonez on the PGM Radio Show to explain his self-acclaimed title of being the BEST RAPPER IN AFRICA (B.R.I.A) and Tems came back to premiere her new single TRY ME.

Time Marker

00:44 – New Music Premiere (Kida Kudz – Bounce ft Wiley)

5:34 – Blaqbonez interview

42:25 – Odunsi The Engine – Wetin dey prelisten.

44:24 – Interview with Tems – New music premiere (Try Me)

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