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Seasoned Lyricist and rapper, MI collaborates with fast rising singer, Oxlade on new single “All my life”

Seasoned lyricist and rapper, MI collaborates with fast rising singer, Oxlade on new single “All my life”. The song, which was released in the early hours of Friday alongside its visuals, comes on the heels of ‘TBDK’, a collaborative single with Sinzu and Erigga. The duo express their desire for their significant others on this love jam.

Oxlade delivers sonorous vocals on the hook while MI delivers punchlines in his verses. Produced by MI’s long term collaborator, Chopstix. Listen to it here .

The visuals for the song show several old couples who have been through thick and thin together, a testament to the strength of love. Directed by Olu the Wave.

MI x Sinzu x Erigga-TBDK

Veteran rapper, MI Abaga teams up with fellow rappers, Sinzu and Erigga in his latest song, TBDK(This Beat Dey Hot). This  is a follow up to his last work with Vector “Crown of Clay“. Production credits for TBDK goes to Chopstix. He has worked with Sinzu before in E Don Dey Mad remix and also with Erigga in The Erigma released  in 2019.

The song contains sweet punch lines, good flow and relatable socially conscious lyrics;

Nigga they say we too pompous
Like new puff puff
We get two blockus
Let the truth comot
Nigga act too comport
I no dey do turn up
I always dey my house, Lagos dey too corrupt
I too dey make sense like say I get two ogos

See as my step dey hot like say my shoe comot
I dey look up to God like say my roof comot
If she dey cook jollof my brother shoot your shot
Yeah

To listen, click here

Veteran rappers, Vector and M.I shove their beef aside and team up to release “Crown of Clay”

Two of Nigeria’s most prolific rappers team up to deliver a most memorable rap song “Crown of Clay” produced by Pheelz. He also does the hook in the track. The track shares the same name with their soon to be released collaborative EP. The new jam is a follow up to Vector’s “Early Momo” and M.I’s single “African Knockout”.

Both rappers have had beef for a while with diss tracks flying from one camp to another and angsty fan wars. Devoted fans of both rappers have excitedly waited in anticipation since the announcement  of Crown of Clay’s release to finally see two of the best rappers in Nigeria set their squabbles aside and make good music together.

Of course, this hip hop joint doesn’t disappoint. It speaks on black heritage celebrating Africans and our black skin. The kind of track that rewards for multiple listens.

Listen and Enjoy.

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.

Incognito Back

Incognito Back

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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