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Blaqbonez Has A Message For Rappers In Sizzling ‘Best Rapper In Africa’ Freestyle

After a 25-day hiatus off social media, Blaqbonez is back with a bang as he dropped a fire freestyle on his Twitter page yesterday that has got everyone talking. The freestyle is the debut entry in the new AKtivated Sessions which is expected to roll out a series of freestyles like this as time goes on.

Dressed in all black, Blaqbonez can be seen seated with a drink in hand, delivering remarkable bars to a hanging mic over a laidback instrumental. In the freestyle, Blaqbonez crowns himself the best rapper in Africa as he also comes for ‘cry-baby’ rappers who blame everyone but themselves for the current state of the rap scene in the country and their dwindling careers.

He calls on them to avoid being stuck in the boom-bap past and move with the sounds of the times. He also advises them to look inward and focus on the things that matter which is actually the music rather than their aesthetics. These are some of the things Blaqbonez himself has adopted recently in his career such that his last two tapes have had impressive performances.

Hopefully, this freestyle spurs a conversation on how hip-hop music can get a true revival its fans and practitioners have been craving for years. And maybe we can get a couple of replies for the culture.

The video for ‘Mamiwota‘ featuring Oxlade is set to be released tomorrow, June 28. This is a standout cut off BlaqBonez’ debut album “BadBoyBlaq” released last year.

Watch The Beautiful Video For Ajebutter 22’s ‘Lagos Love’

Ajebutter22 has unveiled the visuals for his raving romantic single, ‘Lagos Love‘. This is Ajebutter’s first single since the release of his joint EP “Make E No Cause Fight” with friend and longtime collaborator, BOJ.

This is also Ajebutter’s first solo release since his well-received sophomore 2017 album, “What Happens In Lagos“, which housed hits like ‘Bad Gang‘ and ‘Ghana Bounce‘ featuring Mr Eazi and Eugy.

In ‘Lagos Love‘, Ajebutter 22’s gruff and sensual voice is on full display over the scintillating and laid back Spax production. Throughout the record, he uses Lagos-centred elements and experiences to detail his romance with his lover.

The Prodigeezy-directed video matches the song’s elegance as it finds Ajebutter, his sweetheart and friends having fun around the city of Lagos. It also features cameo appearances from new gen acts like Blaqbonez, Tems and Dami Oniru.

Enjoy the beautiful video and share.

Blaqbonez Takes It A Step Further On “Bad Boy Blaq – Re-Up”

Blaqbonez struck gold in 2018. The burgeoning rap sensation has been tirelessly putting in work ever since the release of his mixtape “HipHop In Blaq” in 2013, such that hardly has a year gone by without him releasing a body of work. However, despite the quality of these releases, they were not enough to shed him off the “underground rapper” tag; not until last year when things started to turn around.

 Backed by 100 Crowns and Chocolate City, his debut album, “Bad Boy Blaq”, propelled him into mainstream consciousness. The final project of the game-changing 2018 LAMB August rollout is an experimental and deeply fascinating “Bad Boy Blaq,” which gave Blaqbonez the mainstream acceptance and recognition that had eluded him for years. With the album, he established a foothold in the industry as one of the most talented rap artist rising through the ranks.

Now, barely five months after the release of the breakout album, Blaqbonez is treating us to a follow-up project titled the “Bad Boy Blaq Re-UP.” And as the title implies, this project is built on the successes of its immediate predecessor.

It is not a Part II. It was just due to the fact that we did a lot with the original project, it almost got there but there was like a little bit extra we could do to get it over the line, which is why I worked on the re-up.” He explains in an interview with Pulse.

Ever since the release of the last album, Blaqbonez has continued to maintain a high level of fan-engagement on social media with tweets, hilarious video clips and hot takes on trending issues. As a result, Blaqbonez can boast of one of the most organic, dedicated, and ever-growing cult-following among the young acts today and perhaps the best for hip-hop at the moment.

Blaqbonez may not be popping as much on the streets but mans is pulling quite impressive numbers on the streaming platforms. And now, the release of the Re-Up seems to be Blaq’s latest strategy at maintaining and optimizing his audience retention especially given the short attention span albums are given these days.

The Re-up contains a hazy mix of fresh cuts and remixes of some of the Bad Boy Blaq‘s standout records. Blaqbonez enlists the efforts of an all-star cast of young gifted acts who help to provide several moments of brilliance on the project and also helping the remixed cuts to have a refreshing feel.

The project is arranged in such a way that the remixes off  “Bad Boy Blaq”, come right in between the new songs. This provides a sense of familiarity while listening to the project such that it’s new but doesn’t feel so new. Also, the remixes maintained the exact order by which they appear on the album.

All but two tracks feature guest verses. On the opener and the final track of the project which also happen to be the most personal cuts on the project, Blaq is a lone ranger bringing it all to bear on the records. Both songs are polar opposites, reflecting two different sides of the pink-haired rapper. On ‘No Longer Stupid‘, Blaq is introspective, apologetic and appreciative all in the same breath. Through a reminiscent style of detailing, he recognises how far he has come in the industry and acknowledges the naive mistakes he made on the come up. Acknowledging his growth in several factors, Blaqbonez also appreciates some of those who helped set him straight and those who still showed him loved despite him doing them wrong.

On the flip side, ‘Bxtch’ finds a stone-faced Blaq coming all out at his prior detractors and doubters. On the second verse, he had some not-so-subtle jabs for who many have perceived to be Yung6ix. Although he does not name-drop the rapper, with lines like Somebody stole your lines, okay/Somebody stole your shine, I did it/ Guess Somebody stole your balls/Cos you ain had the guts to try be specific he might as well have as all fingers point to Yung6ix following his reaction to the LAMB Martell Cypher.

Another side of Blaqbonez, the comical and playful one that is hard to miss on his social media pages these days comes to bear on the track ‘Good Boy’. On the tongue-in-cheek anthem for the “nice” guys, Blaq makes up for his limited signing talents by recruiting the efforts of BOJ and CKay who didn’t fail to deliver intoxicating performances. Despite his voice sounding raspy, Blaq also delivers an infectious sing-along chorus that makes record one of the standouts of the project. The playful Blaqbonez also shows up in brief moments in tracks like Denied and Play Remix.

Blaqbonez has come a long way. It’s undeniable that Blaqbonez raw talents are fast being forged into shining diamonds.  He has proven himself time and again as one of the most talented and promising rap artists rising the ranks with a solid and enviable fanbase and this tape is a solid addition to his catalogue. In fact, he is just a hit single short of being a household name.

The “Re-up” might have been birthed from “Bad boy Blaq“, but it breathes a life of its own. The short and sweet project is a showcase of his level of talent and versatility and also a promise of better things to come.

Blaqbonez Unveils Slick Visuals For ‘Play Remix’ Featuring Ycee

Fast Rising rapper, Blaqbonez has released the visuals for his latest single, ‘Play Remix’ featuring Ycee. This is the official remix to one of the highlights off Blaqbonez’s well-received album, “Bad Boy Blaq” which was released as the final project in the LAMB August campaign last year.

 

This single officially kicks off the roll-out of his forthcoming all-star cast project “Bad Boy Blaq – Re-Up” which is scheduled for release next week Friday, February 8, 2019. This project is set to feature appearances from  Ycee, Dremo, Prettyboy DO, BOJ, PsychoYP, Moelogo, Ckay, and seasoned rapper, Vector.

 

On ‘Play Remix’, Blaqbonez teams up with Ycee to deliver a refreshing rendition of his last album’s lead single.  On the record, the rappers deliver new solid verses and smooth flows over the unchanged beat and chorus.

 

The video directed by budding director The Myth features cameo appearances from Fresh L, Terri-RYN and Alpha Ogini who also mixed and mastered the record. Set in a house party, Blaqbonez and Ycee can be seen just having fun in the video. It, however, ends with Blaqbonez getting played after eyeing and ‘setting P’ with a chic all night long.

 

Fun Fact: This is BlaqBonez first official music video.

 

   

 

Listen To The Remix – Alpha’s Ocean Boy

The epically talented rapper/producer Alpha has teamed up with Blaqbonez, Dremo and Psycho YP to bring the remix of the single Ocean Boy.

This Alpha-produced recreation brings more heat to an already fire track.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter …

Dropping FACTZ Only, It’s OluAndTheCoconut

Pretty Boy D-O is known for bringing out our inner agberos, but this one will have you believing you’re The Hood Pablo Escobar…

Straffiti Hurls Fire – Molotov

Last year, he released his debut EP Vanilla Sky with heavyweight features from M.I. and Afri. He was also featured on Ice Prince’s Hit Me Up (off the C.O.L.D EP) and on M.I.’s Rendezvous playlist (featured on Slow with Blaqbonez)

Today, Straffiti released his debut album Molotov. After the success of the leading single 100benz (featuring Blaqbonez and Psycho YP), Staff fans must’ve expected nothing less from the photographer/videographer/rapper/producer and Straff has delivered. The album gets its amazing music production from Straffiti (the man himself), Remy Baggins, Rexxx, GCl3f, Jay Blakez, Johnson IP, Isaiah and Veen and it features fire collabos from Psycho YP, Blaqbonez, Titxn, Jaiye, Remy Baggins, Tide and Gldyla. Molotov is such an amazing project seeing the artist explore all separate sides of his music ingenious, from Hip-Hop to Trap and even a little R&B.

Listen to Molotov here.

Blaqbonez’s Bad Boy Blaq Album Concludes Lamb August Series. 

Blaqbonez Is Bringing Hip-Hop To The Kids!

Considered as one of the current boy wonders of Nigerian Hip-Hop, BlaqBonez has done a great job with the release of his debut album Bad Boy Blaq, which coincidentally dropped on August 31st, the same day as Eminem’s Kamikaze album.

PGM Radio Show with Wurld, Deborah Prest, Blaqbonez & Ed iZycs

On this episode, Wurld flew in from Los Angeles to discuss his soon to be released projects;  Blaqbonez premieres new music, Deborah Prest shares her magic and Ed iZycs wowed us with an amazing live performance in the studio.

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