#Reviews

A Rap EP rooted In contemporary Nigerian musical culture

Review of Nigerian Cyprus-based rapper Masscut new EP release "P.I.N". In an attempt to summarize "P.I.N" in a nutshell, it will be right to tag it as a rap EP rooted in contemporary Nigerian musical culture, and branches out into every facet of the artist’s current environment.

Skilled penmanship

‘Drowning in my Feelings’ boasts skilled penmanship. And it being the case that with music of this genre, the pen(craft) is one of the mightier tools, we can easily say that on the strength of its pen-craft alone, ‘Drowning in my Feelings’ sits comfortably above the average score.

Looking back

"Look Forward" was released in 2017, and only recently caught our attention. The EP features 7 very strong tracks, both in terms of lyrics as musically, with an intricate mix of HipHop, Jazz and RnB/Soul.

Evolving Into The Mainstream

Ugoccie releases 'Man on Fire', a song off her EP, 'A Piece of Me'. Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’ comes as something fresh and refreshing – completely out of the box. Most striking is the realisation that the song kicks off with the narration of a story – storytelling being a vital quality of a traditional entertainer. This attribute of the song makes listening to ‘Man on Fire’ a serious business.

On the fairness of femininity

Just as a painter uses pigments as his medium to capture a worldly essence, KSsense employs the celebration of a woman’s body in capturing aspects of our tangible and intangible world. KSsense divides the themes of this album. With sexuality and boy positivity, the significance of the individual is catered to. With colorism, racism, and identity, social issues, the collective is addressed. 

An ingenious tribute to time

Smokingsforcoolpeople's ‘Damian’ is a meeting point of the old and the new, a subtle reminder that the old does not belong in the past and that the present rests on the foundations of the old. The twelve-track RnB album gives off the vibes of the 80s and 90s in all of its uniqueness, and the listener feels the sounds of a moment in time through which music has traveled. We highly recommend it.