Where to start with this 1? The amazing artist name of Emmy Nyra (Naira being Nigerian currency)? The similarity to Khia’s My Neck My Back on the chorus? The soft, unassuming and captivating beat? The nonsensical lyrics of the verses? (i understood more Terry G lyrics). Either way you will wind your waist like a ….. something
Monthly Archives: September 2012
No Doubt have been gone for a minute but they are back with a new album and the lead single Settle Down features none other than our good friends So Shifty on the official remix! The guys have added booming bass, lazers and claps on the remix transforming the original into a fun party tune that is sure to get dancefloors moving. Get in line and buy it here.
Seems that in 2012 Hip Hop wrestling samples are all the rage, nothing wrong with that. Here is the latest one from the Shadowrunners clip and it’s an ode to the one and only Macho Man Randy Savage. This charming video is directed by the one and only WBGN. Anyone know where i can get some Mean Gene soundbites for drops i’d appreciate it.
After the fallout of Nigeria’s Lennon and Mccartney (DBanj and Don Dazzy) we now find ourselves in a curious position of seeing the b listers be elevated to a listers. The first person to do so is Wande Coal and on this lead single Go Low he hits on the right notes. It’s catchy as hell, has a weird auto tune fuzz which is new, dancing in the rain (very classic 90’s hip hop/ r and b move but new in the afro-pop scene). It also features a guy rollerblade dancing in the rain, try and tell me another 2012 video that does that? Mavin records has a hit on it’s hands here.
POIRIER is back with his latest riddim, this time self released on his website. The riddim features the likes of Boogat, Mr Ok and L’Xtrmst.Zen. Go get it right now as it’s the bees knees, this quote from the man himself sets it up perfectly.
“The basic idea behind Kidnap Riddim was to create a heavy, hypnotic and minimal beat that could stand side by side in the club with records by the likes of Lil Wayne, Drake or Rick Ross without losing any rush.”
I like this guy, i don’t know why. The song isn’t amazing but it has his own vibe. I like the fact that he looks like Shabba, Mad Cobra and Notorious Big at the same damn time (word to Future). To be honest it’s nice to have a nice downtempo song in Afro-pop, there hasn’t been a lot of that lately. It’s definitely a progression but familiar as well (word to future again). He’s from Port Harcourt as well which is a bonus in my book. The similarity to this helps as well.