BLAQ DEE REDEFINES HAUSA HIPHOP IN NO TIME ON HIS NEW ALBUM (BA TIME)
BLAQ DEE BA TIME
A compilation of Northern Nigerian HipHop tagged BA TIME, without being overtly reverential towards older conventions, this is a collection that draws on – and adds to – the genre’s new wave.
The first to make a complete Hausa rap album was Abdullahi Mighty, a musician from the city of Kano in northern Nigeria, known as a hub of music, then It started a revolution in Hausa sound.
Mighty had created a work that bridged modern rap music imported from the United States and nanaye, Hausa music popular in northern Nigeria that was – and still is – a dominant trend in the region.
Fast forward, the likes of Classiq Buba, Morell, Dj AB, BOC Madaki, Kheengs, Lyrical Dr Smith, Blaq Dee and many more are really making the evolution with modernized hip-hop trend. (Trap & Afro).
Ba Time Track by Track review
- A.N.Y.B – The intro track is an affirmation of God involvement on this project which is a great way to start a project. instrumentation is top notch.
- NI DA GAYU NA: Trap infused song beautifully mucked by ace beat maker, Shambee Puzzle. This song further introduce the gang and the project, sit back and relax to what you about to listen.
- FOREVER Afro tune produced by Elmore sees Blaq Dee singing prowess displayed something that rarely pop. its a love song for dem girls fantasying on a “this could be us kind of feeling” great song! for an album radio friendly record is necessary.
- BA TIME FT. LEE RHYMES– Blaq Dee deploys the services of Beehive freestyle king, Lee Rhymes on the theme song of the Album BA TIME. The DJ Mustard kind of beat was produced by Shambee Puzzle to complete the Beehive G-city Connect tricycle.
- GODIYA: Started from the bottom now we here fever on this record as Blaq Dee shows gratitude to God for the favours so far. Godiya means grateful in English. nice flows and lyrics on yet another Shambee produced beat. This is serious!
- WORK FT. VERSE: J-town and G-city connect on this record, Verse Junior smoothly blended with some afro vibes. catchy hook with great capabilities of owning the street waves. Blaq Dee delivers top Notch Lyrics as Usual. The chemistry with Verse Junior is evident on this record.
- BASU A FT. TWO4: Two4 accent on this record is one of the highlights of this project. Hooke is catchy and street friendly. one of the top collaboration on the project.
- P.M.Y.L: Pass me your love is another Afro gail dem thing, radio friendly and catchy hooke. another Blaq Dee singing, seems like the boy was in love when he recorded this song as one can feel the emotions on the song. i will pick this over FOREVER.
- ALKEBBA FT. ADAMSMAYY: Best street song from the project. trap infused record assisted by the Bad Influence guy, Adams Mayy. Word play and lyrics on point with catchy hooke. work friendly tune.
- BABA NE: NR
- BAKIN ZAREN: NR
- MU NA ALLAH FT. BOC MADAKI: NR
- GANDOKI: NR
- BI LAYI FT. BLACKHOUSE : NR
- ALRIGHT FT. B.I X BEN B: My favourite song on the tape produced by Gombe finest producer, Chop spoon. BEN B and B.I came through perfectly to produced a classic. Blaq dee rapped in English before sawitching off to hausa in a grand style.
- WORRY DEM: NR
- BA YAWA FT. KING CAPABLE X VOICES BANOR: NR
NOTE: NR means No review. coming soon!