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Maison2500’s Video For ‘Dirty Fanta’ With Odunsi Features Cameos From Deto & Teezee

Maison2500 has been the name on everyone’s lips for the past two weeks. The rapper starred in the highly celebrated DRB Lasigi debut album “Piooners”, delivering a stunning apperance on the Genio-produced ‘Salty’ alongside Santi. That same day, Maison2500 also released his new 5-track EP titled “Turnpike”, and it proved to be a very timely release. For everyone whose first encounter with the rapper was the DRB album and asking who this guy was, he had a whole new material out to provide the answers.

But that wasn’t all. Just about a couple of weeks after their duet on ‘Dirty Fanta’, Maison and Odunsi(The Engine) reunited on two tracks on the latter’s surprise EP, “Everything You Heard Is True”. It almost seems that you can’t escape his voice this month.

And yesterday, one of Maison’s dreams came true as the visuals for his EP closer, ‘Dirty Fanta’, premiered on Fader. The video which was shot with an iPhone also features cameos from Teezee and Deto, who is currently riding on the reins of her standout feature on ‘Body Count’, the empowering anthem on Odunsi’s new tape. Directed by Chuwkwa Nwobi the video plays true to the record as a theme song for hedonism. Maison and Odunsi can be seen having a crazy night out in Lagos, hanging out with friends at the beach, games centres and a nighttime cruise.

Enjoy the video below.

DRB Lasgidi’s Long-Overdue Debut Album “Pioneers” Is Finally Here

The alté movement has been a strong force in shaping the Nigerian music, art, and fashion spaces for the past couple of years. From Odunsi the Engine to Santi, Wavy The Creator, Lady Donli, and many others, the movement has been a strong force in shaping and redefining how Nigerian music is perceived all over the world. But “alté”, owes a lot of its roots to DRB Lasgidi, a collective made up of Teezee, Fresh L, and the serial feature-killer, BOJ.

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Fresh L, TeeZee, Boj

Today, the trio releases their long-awaited debut album, “Pioneers.” and reaffirms their pertinent role in the founding of the culture-shifting movement.

Speaking about the album in a recent interview with Native mag, they express that “as you develop yourself as a person, and if you care about your craft and what you’re doing, you realise that there are some certain things you need to do to get things done. Life happens and you become forced to take things more seriously. When you get to adulthood, you have to be forced to translate your passion into bar.”

As leaders of the new school, they bring along an all-star àlte cast of Santi, Tems, Lady Donli, Prettyboy D-O, Wani, and more on the 12-track album. The project also features an appearance from street generalissimo, Olamide who guested on ‘Shomo’ one of the lead singles off the album.

The album is credited with production works from an array of skilled producers such as Pheelz, Adey, Genio, Higo, and the Beatmeister himself, GMK.

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Drb Lasgidi Pioneers

One thing that strikes you as you try to give “Pioneers” a spin is its eccentric cover art. The Basquiat-esque album art titled Midnight Friends is designed by Nigerian visual artist Anedu Edozien. A perfect fit for the iconic album, it portrays the community, style, creativity, and the rebelliousness of Lagos youth culture.

This album comes highly recommended from us at The PGM Club.

 

 

Listen To DRB Lasgidi’s New Single ‘Softly’

DRB Lasgidi’s long-awaited debut album is almost here. Comprised of members Boj, Fresh L and Teezee, DRB has been key players in pushing the Alte culture with influence spreading across Nigerian culture, art and music. And after recording strides in their solo careers, the trio have reunited to release their album “Pioneers” on Friday, May 1 after teasing it for so long.

As a forerunner for the album, DRB has released its latest single off the imminent tape titled ‘Softly’. A gorgeous and innately catchy African love story, the track also features original artwork created by renowned new wave Nigerian visual artist Anedu Edozien, who was also responsible for the album artwork. The single artwork was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s classic ‘In The Car’ while the album art entitled ‘Midnight Friends’ portrays the community, style, culture, cool kids, creativity as well as the rebelliousness of Lagos culture.

Speaking on the track, TeeZee says “softly in Nigeria represents being gentle. It’s a term that’s used for endearment. For example, when someone looks great or if someone is having a good time and relaxing you can say they are soft. Softly identifies calmness and gentleness, while delivering something fresh and brand new.

“We describe the song as an African love story and it’s coming at the perfect time – just before Easter. We wanted to mix the original sounds of afro beat but infused with the new wave of the Alté sound. The producer on the track Pheelz has made hit records through Nigeria like Billionaire from Teni The Entertainer.”

DRB Lasgidi Joins Forces With Olamide On ‘Shomo’

DRB Lasgidi, a collective of BOJ, Teezee and Fresh L has released it’s third and supposedly final single of 2019 titled ‘Shomo‘. And for this banger targeted at the clubs, they team up with YBNL boss, Olamide who has been the go-to guy for killer-hooks this year. This is a solid and impressive follow-up to ‘Based On‘ which was released a couple of months ago.

Produced by the revamped hit-maker, Pheelz,Shomo‘ is a cut targeted at the clubs and the streets for this festive December period. Olamide is on hook-duty once again on the fast-paced, with BOJ coming through on the chorus. The record is littered with cheesy bars from Fresh L and Teezee, ones fitting for a dance-centric number.

Enjoy the record here.

Falana Kicked Off Her Chapter One (EP) Tour With A Night Of Indelible Artistic Experience

On Friday, August 16, Falana kicked off her Chapter One Tour. The Neo-Soul and R&B singer had fans, family and friends gathered at the Terra Kulture, Lagos, for the first stop of her tour which is set to hit other African cities like Accra, Kigali, and Abuja.

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The star of the night, Falana, performing live (Falana)

Anchored by Douglas Jekan, the event hosted a long list of celebrated guests and influencers like Denola Grey, Pamilerin, Godwin Tom as well as colleagues: BOJ, Teezee, Wavy The Creator, Odunsi (The Engine) and many others.

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AYLØ serenading on stage

After thrilling performances by opening acts, Deena Ade, Celeste and Aylø -who just put out an impressive project “Dnt Dlt“- the star of the night, Falana was ushered on stage to a rockstar’s welcome, as she quickly takes us to church with “O God, here I am...”

Backed by her beaming six-piece band, the Nigerian-Canadian singer took us through her recently-released “Chapter One” EP, delivering acoustic renditions of some of the standouts of the well-received project, thereby giving them a flavor different to the way they were consumed on the tape.

Radiant and commanding on stage, Falana ran us through a run of old picks such as ‘To Zion‘, ‘Feel Your Energy‘, ‘Start Again‘ and ‘Dynamite‘. One of the highlights of the night was her performance of ‘Woman’, her somber record centered around women empowerment, highlighting the outstanding contributions of women in our society. Mid-performance, she broke into a monologue that accentuates the grim realities of single women in a patriarchal society such as ours.

Falana saved the best for the last as she closed her 1 hour 30 minutes set with her popular single ‘Ride or Die‘. The live rendition of this song filled the room with a gripping air of nostalgia, inciting the already captive audience to sing along to the standout record.

That wasn’t the end of the fun though, as everyone headed to Club 57 for the Culture Custodian-hosted after party.

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The host, Douglas Jekan (Falana)

The Lagos show was indeed a night to remember loaded with a pure and indelible artistic experience that left the audience roaring in appreciation. Her next stop is Accra where she would be treating unsuspecting Ghanaians to her thrilling performances. What a way to kick-off a tour!

 

DRB Lasgidi Releases New Culture Defining Single ‘Alté’

DRB Lasgidi, a collective made up of Teezee, Fresh L and BOJ is back with a new single titled ‘Alté‘. This record is named after the sub-culture they pioneered. In fact, BOJ is credited with the coinage of the term and is often referred to as the “alte daddy”.

Produced by 2Kriss, this uptempo fire jam is the second single off their forthcoming project titled “Pioneers.” This comes a few months after the Odunsi-assisted single, ‘Necessary‘ which is the first single off the project.

With this single, the super trio seeks to celebrate and set the record straight about the movement that has been misconstrued by many. Alté is a way of life that promotes self and confidence in our unique ways. It is so much more than a music genre.

The accompanying video finds DRB Lasgidi, Blaqbonez, Prettyboy D-O, Ycee, Wavy The Creator and many others having fun and sipping Jameson at a cool party. This wavy visual is directed by Ademola Falomo.

DRB LasGidi x Odunsi Linkup – ‘Necessary’

2018 makes ten years of DRB LasGidi, the original Alté kids. The group – rappers Teezee, FreshL and singer BOJ – have given us solid gbedu over the years.

DRB recently came out with a compilation project of songs they’ve put out to celebrate a decade on the music scene – DRB10. They also hosted the DRB10 rave for fans to enjoy their favourite DRB LasGidi bops.

In ten years, DRB has faced some harsh criticism, especially from those who would rather see BOJ on the path to a successful solo career.

Their latest single Necessary, produced by GMK and featuring Odunsi proves though that these guys are strong as ever. Teezee and FreshL bring fire with heavy-hitting bars and BOJ never fails with his husky vocals.

Watch Necessary here.

DRB, Idris King & Pretty Boy D.O feature on the Pushing Good Music Radio Show

In this episode, DRB LasGidi comes together on-air after 10yrs to discuss their past (with the controversy surrounding their hiatus), their present and future plans…

BOJ FT SKEPTA AND TEEZEE – LIKE TO PARTY REVIEW

Boj has had a solid run in 2018, from his collaborative EP with Ajebutter Make e no cause fight to being a Jameson brand ambassador.

He recently announced via Twitter that he’ll be dropping his new record with Skepta and fellow DRB mate Teezee.

Like To Party – Boj x Skepta x Teezee

Boj has just premiered his much-anticipated single featuring UK-based rapper Skepta and DRB’s Teezee Like To Party. 

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