Blackmagic’s ‘Version 2.0′ needs no upgrade [Album Review]

Blackmagic’s ‘Version 2.0′ needs no upgrade [Album Review]

by means of Ayomide Tayo

Album- version 2.0
Artiste- Blackmagic
guest Appearances – M.I, Sasha P, Banky W, Oritsefemi
Producers – child Konnect, T-Flava, Xela, Remi
period – 1.2 hours

So what’s all the jazz about Blackmagic (pun supposed)? smartly, the ebony singer is one of the most authentic various acts we now have round. His type of singing and rapping continues to problem what is suitable in Nigeria’s boring mainstream scene. He has pushed the envelope due to the success of singles reminiscent of ‘Rainbow’, the next day and ‘Foreigner’ off his debut album model 1.zero’ (it received a 4/5 rating from internet by way of the way in which), which i have to say used to be infrequently seen like big chook’s shut good friend Mr. Snuffleupagus on Sesame boulevard.

despite the commercial failure of his first album, Blackmagic’s title started choosing up in conversations. An increasing thirst for various music has helped boost his profile, and the successes of his new singles Confam’ featuring Sasha P andRepete haven’t hurt him too badly both. After cutting ties with the Syndik8 records headed by Lynxxx, Blackmagic drops his sophomore joint model 2.0 with the sub theme or sub title ‘in keeping with belief’.

The album is 15 tracks long (18 should you copped the deluxe model), and despite its duration, you by no means become bored with Black Magic rapping and singing. The mission starts with ‘R.I.P’- a monitor that boasts of church organs and strokes of the Lagos suburban feel. Blackmagic makes use of a uneven drift to introduce you to his new LP and because the track rolls to an finish he says ‘and to people who didn’t believe, I nonetheless pray that you just receive’. Blackmagic or Ejay as his chums call him is a grasp at transporting you into his distinctive groove.

On ‘Jericho’ he brings you into his world due to his gorgeous hook and patent fashion of singing. He raps on the verses, and he couldn’t however lend a hand himself to waft biblical- ‘I’ve acquired a dream like Joseph/to part the purple Sea like Moses/they wanna sell me, but I’m cut like LV’. Black Magic heads to the strip club on the child Konnect-produced ‘Africa’, which has a rump shaking bassline, and can also be best possible described as ‘twerky’.

relating to getting the ladies to get rid of their err…undergarments, Blackmagic doesn’t mince his phrases onbody’ that includes Banky W. On the lusty monitor, which features the artiste’s laidback appeal, Blackmagic goes straight to the guts of the subject when he sings ‘I simply need to get next to you/I simply wanna have sex with you/I swear i want this girl and her body’.

It’s not all love and lingerie though. Blackmagic goes full rap mode on ‘My Niggas’. He starts his verse with these (subliminal?) bars- ‘I say according to perception, within the streets is on/Syndik8? not in reality, all i need is Ikon…I best say names price bringing up/To bring up i think that some agreements worth getting into/and some just want me to say some sh*t price censoring-pricey fuc*ery’. There are arguments on whether Blackmagic is an actual rapper. On this song he makes his case as he goes aware (‘we get oil but dey say na God go give us gentle’) and dips his toe within the wordplay pool (‘In a land the place Christians bail, i’m the darkish knight).

Amnesia’ is one of the glittering gem stones on the album. It touches on famzers and fair climate chums. even supposing it suffers a regular verse from M.I, it is among the highlights of the album. Experimentation is in reality Blackmagic’s calling card and this will also be heard fantastically on ‘cash’, a guitar driven observe with a dash of Salsa.

the combination of kid Konnect and Blackmagic strike once more on the bright track ‘Rifle’ the place he yearns for love or alcohol if he doesn’t to find any person to share his coronary heart with. The closest Ejay comes to standard Nigerian pop commercialism is on ‘move You by’ that includes Oritsefemi. one way or the other Blackmagic uses Oritsefemi’s high-pitched side road Gospel crooning to work in his favour.

model 2.zero is a greater upgrade than its predecessor. Blackmagic has infused so many genres Hip-Hop, Soul, Blues and Jazz to create a sound that’s each timeless and recent. This album is for people who have a taste for the finer issues of lifestyles. identical to his title, this album is deep and mysterious. you have to appreciate its superiority and complexity.

ranking- four/5

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