Ladipoe And Simi Showcase Undeniable Chemistry On ‘Know You’

Mavin Records rapper Ladipoe has joined forces with one of Nigeria’s leading singers, Simi to release a duet titled ‘Know You’.This comes as Ladipoe’s first drop since he wrapped up his Revival Monday series in January.

‘Know You’ tells an all too familiar tale of the talking stage. One of a guy and girl starting to feel drawn to one another but have to take things slower than they’d have loved to because they simply don’t know each other as well.

This is a time when the mind runs wild with imaginations but you still try to thread carefully ’cause you don’t want to overreach or set yourself up for disappointment.

Over the soft and chilled Somi Jones production, Ladipoe and Simi display very seamless chemistry on the record. And Simi herself is no stranger to this kind of team-ups. Remember she and Falz even released an EP a few years ago aptly titled ‘Chemistry’. They blend so well like a Jack Daniels and coke cocktail on the infectious Afropop and Dancehall production.

Enjoy the record that soundtracks the ice-breaking period above.

Catch Up On The Lyrics To SDC’s ‘Savage’ With Ladipoe

On the very first day of 2019, Show Dem Camp laid a gift on the doorstep of unsuspecting fans. Just a few months after their “Palmwine Music 2” tape, the iconic rap duo released the fourth instalment of their celebrated Clone War series subtitled “These Buhari Times.”

The well-received project opened the year on a very high note for Nigerian hip-hop fielding appearances from some of our sharpest wordsmiths including M.I Abaga, Ladipoe, Vector, Dap the Contract, O_Zone, Phlow and Boogey. And although we don’t have any videos from that entire project, we finally have something very close to it.

Days after previewing clips on social media, SDC has released the lyric video for one of the highlights of the tape, ‘Savage’ guesting the self-ascribed leader of the revival, Ladipoe. Over the hard-hitting Spax production the trio laid down some of the most remarkable bars on the tape, all coming through with overbearing confidence. The record climaxes with a standout performance from the Mavin-signed rapper Ladipoe who wraps up the “barfest” with sparkling fireworks.

Now thanks to this video of the rappers spitting their verses on the streets of Lagos in the wee hours, we can now catch up to all the snarky punchlines littered across the track. Enjoy!

Ladipoe Wraps Up Revival Sunday With ‘Tailor Made’

One of Nigeria’s finest rappers, Ladipoe has released the final entry of his weekly rap releases tagged Revival Sunday. Ever since it kicked off back in 2019, the self-ascribed Leader of The Revival has released four entries off the series, featuring Dami Oniru and Victony in the last two. Although last week witnessed the only skip ever since it began, the rapper is bringing the beloved series to an end with today’s release, ‘Tailor Made’. 

The previous entry, ‘Revival Mode’ is one of the most exciting of the series, as Ladipoe brings along an unknown but gifted rapper who does his best to leave an impression with his solid verse. Ladipoe himself came through with one of the sickest verses so far in this series. He appears to be done with his 2019 policy of silence as he settles some past scores on this record, addressing much of the drama in the rap scene in the just-concluded year.

The week’s release is produced by Altims, mixed by KennyKsticks and mastered by the regular culprit, Bigfoot. Ladipoe is well known for his well tailored and polished flow and he brings that to bear on this bouncy track. Across the track, Ladipoe is just being his goofy self, rapping about everything from his fashion sense to how he handles his social media. The video for ‘Tailor Made’ is scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21.

Enjoy the record here.

Ladipoe Brings Victony Along In His Revival Sunday’s Fourth Entry, ‘Revival Mode’

Mavin Records rapper, Ladipoe has released the fourth entry off his on-going Revival Sunday weekly releases titled, ‘Revival Mode‘. Last week’s entry saw him bring the first guest on the series, Dami Oniru, and now, Ladipoe is putting on an up-and-comer who impressed him with his Triple Homicide challenge entry, Victony. And unlike the previous entries, this records gets no credited contributions from London as it is produced by Doozy Beatz, mixed by Kennyksticks and mastered by the OG, Bigfoot.

On ‘Revival Mode‘, Ladipoe comes through with one of the sickest verses so far in this series. Ladipoe seems to be done with his 2019 policy of silence as he settles some scores on this record, addressing much of the drama in the rap scene in the just-concluded year. He also had a word for Davolee who came at him last year on his ‘Give Away’ diss track.

The newcomer, Victony tries to leave an impression with his guest spot over the bouncy beat that opens with Travis Scott‘s ‘Sicko Mode‘ gloomy interlude chords. Hopefully, he can take advantage of this spotlight to release more records this year that might place him on the ever-changing lists of young acts to look out for.

Enjoy the record here.

Dami Oniru Assists Ladipoe’s ‘Slippin’ Away’

Ladipoe has released the third entry off his ongoing Revival Sunday series -apparently the last for the year – and unlike the first two instalments, this one comes with the first feature in the pack. For this week’s record titled ‘Slippin’ Away‘, the Mavins Records flagship rapper seeks the assistance of one of the most gifted vocalists on the rise, Dami Oniru. This Trap&B record is produced by London, the only other constant in the Revival Sunday series so far asides Ladipoe, and is engineered by Dami Oniru’s friend and frequent collaborator, Remy Baggins.

A record specially tailored for the night time, ‘Slippin’ Away‘ opens with a pensive feminine monologue. Over sombre keys later joined by 808s, Ladipoe raps in his signature polished flow, lamenting about the depleting energy of his partner in their relationship. On her part, Dami Oniru, as usual, comes through with superb vocals adding that golden touch to one of the highlights off this weekly rap series.

Listen to the single here.

Ladipoe Is All About The Vibes In New Single, ‘Come Alive’

Mavin Records rapper, Ladipoe has released the second entry of his Revival Sunday series, titled ‘Come Alive‘. This comes exactly a week after he kicked off the series with the playful brags on ‘Providence‘. With the Revival Sunday series, Ladipoe — who described himself as Nigeria’s best chance of winning a Grammy in an earlier freestyle — seeks to achieve a rejuvenation of true rap artistry with no punchlines but just lifelines.

This new entry is produced by Duggie and London, mixed by London and Kennykstics and mastered by Bigfootinyourface. It also features additional vocals from Nessa, Blair and Bolaji.

Coming through with soothing melodic raps, Ladipoe is all about catching vibes on the new record just having fun with the simple but head-bopping beat. The accompanying video is also scheduled for release later today.

Listen to ‘Come Alivehere.

Ladipoe Kicks Off “Revival Sunday” Series With ‘Providence’

For the past few days, Mavin Records rapper, Ladipoe has been teasing a weekly bar fest series tagged the #RevivalSunday and now, he has officially kicked it off with the first week’s entry, ‘Providence‘. Rapping over a Johnson IP and London-produced beat, the wordsmith’s mastery as a lyricist is on full display as he delievers neck-snapping bars and a pack of quotables enwrapped in a stirring flow.

Ladipoe goes about all this with a seamless ease that it looks like he’s just having fun with the beat yet doing something that exhumes dexterity and technical skill that can only be acquired after age-long practice and constantly beating at one’s craft. Earlier this year, Ladipoe crowned himself the Leader of the Revival in his #LOTR freestyle and now, he is making good on that claim.

Towards the end, he interpolates Prettyboy D-O‘s energetic street anthem, ‘Dey Go Hear Wehh‘ which is loosely directed at naysayers and nonbelievers.

Enjoy the video below.

Show Dem Camp Announces The Release Of Their Next Project

Palmwine season is once again upon us! Iconic Nigerian hip-hop duo, Show Dem Camp have announced the release of the next entry in the Palmwine Music series, titled “The Palmwine Express.” Scheduled for release next week Friday, December 13, this comes about 12 months after their year opening tape “These Buhari Times,” one many swear is the best Nigerian rap project of 2019.

Show Dem Camp kicked off the Palmwine Music series in 2017 with a 6-track EP that featured appearances from Odunsi (The Engine)BOJ, Funbi, Ladipoe and Ajebutter 22. Following the success of that tape, they kicked off their annual Palmwine Music Festival that same year. In 2018, the duo released the second instalment of the series, a 10-track project this time, with an expansive guest list that includes Nonso AmadiMoelogoTomi AgapeWorlasiFlashBurna Boy, and Falana. Frequent collaborators, BOJAjebutter 22 and Ladipoe also reappeared on “Palmwine Music 2.” And now, to the delight of many, the third instalment of one of the most successful Nigerian rap series is almost here.

Yesterday, Ghost and Tec took to their social media pages to announce the project as well as unveil its cover art and release date.”Our new project…The Palmwine Express 🌴 arrives December 13th. Who’s onboard 🚊” they posted alongside the cover art on Instagram.


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Our new project…The Palmwine Express 🌴 arrives December 13th. Who’s onboard 🚊

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Watch this space for any more information on the coming project.

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.

Triple Threat: PsychoYP Releases New Singles Off “YPSZN 2”

PsychoYP is finally treating us to a taste of his soon-to-be-released project, “YPSZN 2” with three singles all at once. Just last week, the rapper announced the release date and tracklist of the follow-up to his stellar tape, “YPSZN” which was released to good reviews and has even amassed over a million streams – an impressive feat for an artist on the rise. And with the release of the three new tracks off “YPSZN 2“; ‘City Of Kings‘, ‘Elevate‘ and ‘No Chaser‘, we have a feel of what to expect on the coming project.

According to the unveiled tracklist, the project will feature appearances from Ladipoe, BOJ, Dami Oniru, Skales, Terri and more across 16 tracks.

City Of Kings‘ which happens to be the album opener is a worthy introduction to the project as it finds PsychoYP in his element, riding for his city over rolling hi-hats and hard-hitting kicks. The record is also littered with striking ad-libs reminiscent of Desiigner‘s 2015 monster hit, ‘Panda‘. On ‘Elevate‘ Afropop meets hip-hop as PsychoYP interpolates Olamide‘s ‘Motigbana‘, coming through with a relaxing melodic rap over a laid back instrumental.

But of the three releases, the Terri-assisted ‘No Chaser‘ takes the cake. This song enjoys a brilliant and catchy hook from Terri with PyschoYP stepping up with playful brags over the radio-friendly tune.

If these records are anything to go by, the sophomore curse has nothing on YP as the tape is already sounding like a worthy sequel. Remember, “YPSZN 2” drops on Monday, November 4.

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