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New projects to expect in 2021

2021 promises to a really packed year. A lot of artists have started hinting about new projects and EPs to be released. Today, we bring you a list of works to expect this new year.

Last year July, Naira Marley told his fans to expect a GTTB album between March and April of 2021 asking them to guess what GTTB stands for.

Blaqbonez on the first of January also announced a new album coming out soon. Kida kudz who turns 26 on the 27th of this month also promises to drop a new EP for his membas this year.

Yung Denzel, MI also proposes to release a new album this year which will feature the likes of Ladipoe, Wurld, Oxlade e.t.c. Which album are you excited for?

M.I Abaga Finally Shares Music Video For ‘Playlist’ With Nonso Amadi

Admits the deafning noise as surrounding the trending Best Rapper In Africa conversation, Chocolate City boss, M.I Abaga has finally unveiled the visuals for ‘Playlist‘, one of the standouts off his “Rendevous” project. Coming over a year after its initial release, this video comes to the delight of fans that have been demanding the visuals for their favourite songs off the tape. This makes the Nonso Amadi-assisted ‘Playlist‘ the second video off the highly collaborative project following the visuals of ‘Lekki‘ with Falz and Ajebutter 22 released in October last year.

The UA-directed visuals finds a romantic M.I and his woman cruising around the city of Lagos. The video opens her visibly lonely and bored, trying to listen to the sultry record on TV and radio. She immediately brightens up as the rapper texts her to rendezvous, losing herself to the music as she readies herself for their outing. They eventually link up and have a good time.

Enjoy the video above.

#PGM: GRL PWR – Lady Donli

If you’re still of the school of thought that Alternative music is not for Nigeria, you should pay more attention to Lady Donli.

Yxng Denzl finally drops!

On August 24, 2018, M.I. dropped his 8th solo project and 4th studio album after a long wait.

New Music: Straff – Vanilla Sky EP

After Months of anticipation and serious hype on social media, Thirsty Worldwide act Straff has finally released his EP “Vanilla Sky”.

The 7 track project features FI and rap legend MI Abaga with production credits for Spazz, Remy Baggins, ACR, Wav.OS, Twist and Straff himself.

https://soundcloud.com/straffmusic/sets/vanilla-sky

We at thepgmclub are very excited about this body of work and we highly recommend that you stream and/or download it and support good music.

You can also download the project along with its digital booklet here

A Fan’s Review: Boogey’s Incognito

On a hot November evening in 2012, I was listening to MI’s debut album, the classic Talk About It, and after playing the Short Black Boy skit by L.Boogie, I decided to google him out of curiosity. In the search results, I stumbled on Artificial Intelligence a mixtape by a young lyricist known as Boogey. Suffice to say that it was one of the best accidental finds of music in my life.

Artificial Intelligence was the perfect introduction to Boogey’s witty & satirical lyricism and his ability to create intricate storylines in his verses. His playful lyrics when analyzed deeply hold multiple meanings based on the audience’s perception.

Fast forward 4 years and Boogey has blessed the Nigerian Hip Hop scene with 2 more solo mixtapes, a collaborative album and two weeks ago he dropped his much-anticipated 4th solo mixtape, Incognito.

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Compared to Boogey’s previous projects, Incognito takes a darker tone. Boogey’s playful side is almost nonexistent. This mixtape comes from a place of pain, driven by the frustrations of a battle weary General of Nigerian Hip Hop.

The tape’s opening four tracks are all about spelling out Boogey’s displeasure with the Nigerian music scene and women that have broken his heart and used him. “Devil beans” perfectly encapsulates this. On it Boogey perfectly lays out his frustrations, the pain in his voice accompanying the intelligent storytelling.

“The Boy” and “The King” livens up the mood a bit but Boogey still retains that dark edge.

On “People Always Leave”, a cover of LA carvinal’s Seven steps to Nowhere, and “Celebrate”, featuring Lady Donli, he takes on abandonment, by both the music industry and in failed relationships. He demands the attention that his craft deserves and the love and honesty that he seeks in relationships.

“Last words” sees Boogey team up with Cat Mayel on an Odunsi produced beat to create what I consider the standout track. His angst peaks with suicidal thoughts, a vivid description of ending it all.

Incognito closes out with “Resurrection” and “Bring it Back”. Notable mentions must go to AT, Phlow and Zee for amazing verses.

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Incognito shows how much progress Boogey has made in the last 4 years. His story lines are more mature and his mindset in darker and more reflective. Wearing his struggles on his sleeves and weaving them into stories in his verses.

The tape also brings to the forefront how underappreciated Rap music still is in the Nigerian music circles.

We at thepgmclub.com definitely recommend that you give this body of work a listen.

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