Thursday, 20 July 2017

NuRu - 'Mali Zani Remix' Feat. Camp Mulla, Keko & Stanley Enow

''AFRIMA nominee and X'treme Music rapper, NuRu is here with a mind blowing remix of his song 'Mali Zani' which originally featured Ghanaian rapper, Edem and produced by Fortune Dane.

Nuru decided to go beyond the extreme by putting artistes from Kenya, Uganda and Cameroon to re-bake the jam into something monstrous for radio and their respective fans across Africa and the world at large. The remix holds the voice from Shappa Man (member of hip hop group, Camp Mulla) representing Kenya, KeKo from Uganda and superstar Stanley Enow from Cameroon.

As usual, NuRu did justice to the song rapping in his Ghanaian local dialect, Dagbani. Commanding a huge fan-base especially in Central Africa, Stanley Enow in his verse also dropped some wavy lyrics in English and French. Shappa Man delivered his bars with a mix of Swahili and English whiles Keko dropped hers in English.

Mali Zani Remix is produced by Ojah Drumz, Mixed and Mastered by PossiGee at MoB Studios, Tema - Ghana. 

Enjoy this piece from NuRu and connect with him on social media;
Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @thisisNURU''

EP Review: Show Dem Camp (SDC) - Palm Wine Music EP (VOL. 1)

''Show Dem Camp (SDC)'' Releases a brand new project in less than a year after the release of their Mixtape - ''Clone Wars 3: The Recession'' and this extended play is titled ''Palm Wine Music EP (Vol 1)'' which consist of seven (7) tracks and was released on the 19th June, 2017. Follow me as we take a trip inside the mind of ''Palm Wine Music'' and see what ''SDC'' have got for us on this EP.

Up 2 you Feat. Funbi (Ikon Mix): The producer ''Spax'' kicks off the EP with an amazing number with the alluring vibe of the strings on the guitar, accompanied by the soothing vocals of ''Funbi'' which captures the essence of this ''Palm Wine Music'' concept SDC has got to share with the world.... a laid back/feel good track filled with soul as well as the core of rap. ''Up 2 You'' is the lead single of this extended play which has an amazing retro type of visual to it and it can easily become one of your favourites off the EP.

Compose Feat. Boj: ''Compose'' takes us deeper into the life blood of ''Palm Wine Music (Vol.1)'' as ''Boj'' holds sway on the hook with his edgy alternative sound and ''SDC'' rap verses adding weight to the record. What captures you on this track is the influence of highlife and jazz laced with the ''SDC'' lyrical prowess.  

Wahala Skit: This is a very relatable topic and more like; battle of the sexes as both opinion can be said to be valid on the skit. However, its important for everyone to know who you are dealing with in a relationship. The concept of this skit is so creative as the message hits the hail on the head with a very simple and precise delivery that has a call in radio type of concept to it.  

Independent Ladies Feat. Ajebutter22: As the name implies ''Independent Ladies'' is a song about women who work hard to get it on their own and do not have to depend on a man to survive. This is a solid track off this EP with heavy Highlife/Afrobeat influences as we see ''Spax'' production skills comes into full effect and an appropriate ''Ajebutter22'' feature. The brilliance of ''Tec'' and ''Ghost SDC'' verses expresses the reality of being an independent lady which can have a flipside but its all a choice and the wisdom of keeping a balance in knowing her place in the relationship makes her a winner/keeper.

She Wants More Feat. LadiPoe: ''SDC'' recruits ''Mavin Records'' rapper ''LadiPoe'' who kicks off this record with brilliant wordplay as ''SDC'' completes this beautiful soulful track with verses of attraction towards the opposite sex. This is definitely one of the best records off this EP that adds value to the ''Palm Wine Music'' vibe/concept.

What You Want Feat. Tomi Thomas: This is by far the best track off the ''Palm Wine Music EP (Vol.1)'' ''Spax'' who has been amazing throughout the production of this body of work, takes it a notch higher with this upbeat number ''What You Want'' and it features ''Tomi Thomas'' of LOS who is spot on with his vocals on the chorus giving it that Jon B like 90s vibe. SDC certainly knows how to keep listeners spellbound with their content which includes; lyrics, features, and production. Nigerian hip hop music is certainly in good hands with the quality of work that the likes of SDC keep putting out. 

Popping Feat. Boj & Odunsi The Engine: This laidback record has ''Boj'' featured for the second time on this EP and it has ''Odunsi The Engine'' as well, who puts a bit of the modern trap vibe to it as SDC spit on a retrospective level bringing the ''Palm Wine Music EP (Vol.1)'' to a closure. But with great expectation for a volume 2 because it seems the journey just began with SDC.

Here are my final thoughts on this extended play ''Palm Wine Music EP (Vol.1)'' it is a chilled out EP, the kind that you listen to at a lounge or when you are chilled with good company and I am sure that was the aim of this project. ''SDC'' pulled off what can be considered as a concept project and the idea had all the right elements and with features from ''Boj'' ''Ajebutter22'' ''LadiPoe'' ''Funbi'' ''Tomi Thomas'' and Odunsi The Engine who all added an amazing quality to the project giving it that all round kick. Therefore I would like to rate ''Palm Wine Music EP (Vol.1)'' a 8/10. However, I have my reservations about the work arrangement as I would have expected that this EP should have been a little bit longer at least two additional content like an additional skit and maybe an outro or intro but great job in total.

In case you haven't listened or downloaded Show Dem Camp (SDC) - Palm Wine Music EP (VOL. 1)  please download it here:

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

1da - The Banton EP

''Squareball Entertainment's 1da Banton releases his highly anticipated extended play titled "The Banton EP". The stellar 10 tracker set features Timaya, Harrysong and Tim. Boasting production and engineering credits from Masterkraft, Foster Zeeno, Pimpsbeat, Eddieroll, Doka Shots, Jaga Marqai Mixx and 1da Banton.
"The Banton EP" is a colourful body of work, which showcases the talent and craft of 1da Banton and places him in league with the greats of African music. Mister Banton skillfully fuses afro-pop, reggae and dancehall music to create a ground-breaking masterpiece. The extended play is available for streaming and download on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other platforms.
Enjoy the "The Banton EP" and follow @1dasound on social media.''

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Friday, 14 July 2017

JAY-Z - The Story of O.J. [Official Video]


Jay -z in his genius has released a beautifully crafted animation for ''The Story of O.J.'' off his 4:44 studio album which dropped 30th June, 2017. This visual depicts a very thought provoking classic Disney character/concept of ''Jaybo'' a twist to the original work titled ''The Story of Little Black Sambo'' as he relates it to the black community in the 20th century and how they had to survive and I must say this video is a perfect synergy with the lyrics of a ''Nina Simone'' sampled vocals as we see Jay - z kick knowledge on this  soul/hip hop track.

Published by Roc Nation.

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LK Kuddy - Keys To My Heart [Directed by Unlimited LA]


''KKTBM fresh pop act LK Kuddy drops his first official single under label KKTBM; after the massive success of his hit single “With You” featuring label mate Yung6ix and the remix featuring Wizkid.
This time LK Kuddy is blowing the love hearts with a solid number titled “Keys To My Heart”.
The budding smash is produced by GospelOnDeBeat and arriving with a visual masterpiece directed by Unlimited L.A. Enjoy!''


Ric Hassani – Only You

Ric Hassani drops a beautiful ballad titled ''Only You'' as we anticipate his debut album ''The African Gentleman.'' Have a peep and I promise it is totally worth it.
Published by: Riverland Recordings.


Gabzy - Summer Time Ft Gyptian

One Nation Records presents: ''Gabzy'' ''Following raving reviews to, "Coco", Gabzy releases 'Summertime" featuring living dancehall legend Gyptian.''
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Show Dem Camp - Up To You Feat. Funbi [Offical Video]

This is the first visuals from the release of their extended play ''Palm Wine Music (Vol. 1)'' which dropped a few weeks back and we see SDC bring out ''Funbi'' on this soulful/jazz infested track titled ''Up 2 You'' and a line up of cameos from everyone featured on the EP and the retro/pop of colour concept of the video gives this single some more dept. ''Show Dem Camp'' are definitely going to have a good run in 2017.

Directed by: King Davies
Edit by: @Shotbyshakes
Published by: Show Dem Records.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Morell - Safay [ Offical Video]

After the release of his debut album ''Musa Jikan Musa'' a few weeks ago ''Morell'' returns with a video for ''Safay'' one of my favourite tracks of this LP as discussed on here in my album review of his project.
The video was directed by Teeflamez Films
Published by Nordan Ortty Music.

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