AGOG ALBUM REVIEW: Falz Extends The Grasp Of His Career Growth As He Pulls A Beyoncé With the Album ’27’
Success is sweet only at the top. It is also very exciting. But, success has a lots of overlaps like deuces, prices, pain and shame to juggle through just to remain in the reach and domain of being successful. Thus, considering the progress of Falz, from his last album “Stories That Touch” to the release of “27” on his birthday, who is going to give a NO to the outspread of career growth and success to the rapper who doubles as an artiste and a non practicing lawyer on his third studio record album, who?
Artiste: Falz The Bahd Guy
Guest Artistes: Burna Boy, Sir Dauda, Wande Coal, YCEE, Terry Akpala, Maleek Berry, Medikal, Olamide and Davido
Record Label: Bahd Guys Records – 2017
Producers: Sess The Problem Kid, Demsa, Studio Magic, Spax, Juls Maleek Beery
Between Lemonade and Beyoncé album, Nobody ever expected nor anticipated the release of these two body of record by Beyoncé. Like a surprise it was respectively announced by Queen Bee.
Falz has also repeated the same feet. On the 27th of October; 2017, Fals had his 27th birthday. Surprisingly, the rapper who turned a year older announce the release of his third studio project. He went ahead to bless his fans with a gift of an album.
Recall that Falz began the year with “WehDone Sir”, a single that was laced with conscious lyrics that went viral because of the special gesture of saluting that came with it. That was a hint of how the year will look like for him.
Fast forward to Jeje, and La Fete, as other singles which put things in climax to the released of this 17 tracker body of work.
“Polished” produced by Sess The Problem Child, comes on very promising with a hard HipHop/Crunk beat. As a matter of fact, it gives a clear signature of Sess Handiwork as Falz wasted no time in delivering intelligent verses of rap on it, and garnered it with some kind of bragging of how he was properly raised, had good exposure and polished with good education.
On La Fete－which means‘Celebration’in English, he returns with an Afrobeat sound and morphs it with combining English, Pidgin and French to deliver a club banging track that will appeal to both his anglophone and francophone fan base. He repeats the same thing in La Vrai at track 12. This shows the creative prowess domiciled in him. He is being so benevolent with blessing his fans with these piece of him. But, it is also a strategy that might help him earn a place in the heart of his francophone speaking fans in Africa as they will listen to these tracks and relate properly to It.
He features Burna Boy on “Alright”, and Burna never disappoint as he establishes his versatility flow on the joint that is fancied on a Raggae beat.
On “Child Of The World” Falz goes emotional with telling a moral story of a little girl who was raised by her single mom, got spoilt by her uncle and lost her way in her life journey. Learned her lessons, and came back using her life lessons to teach others not to follow her path so they will not mess things up like she did.
This song happens to be the fulcrum of this album. It carries the strongest positive message coming off this body of work.
Boogie ft Sir. Dauda switches the flow and tempo a bit. Once again, Falz delivers intelligent rap verses and Sir. Dauda delivers a perfect hook and verse to round things up with a slow synth sound and Afrobeat song.
“The Lamba Song” at track 7 has the Nigerian ‘Konto’ sound on it, while Get Me maintains the same tempo with “The Lambo Song” but it is delivered with an Afrobeat.
“Way” on the other hand Featuring Wande Coal is a conscious music but crafted with a dance beat and holds a promising fate of becoming a commercially appealing song. “I Do It” is also a conscious song nerved with a HipHop beat as Falz drops a striking line saying; “….I do it for the ones that I can call family, they will be there when i’m picking up my first grammy…”. The question is; like 9ice, Falz is also saying he will bring home grammy?
At track 13, Falz teams up with Terry Akpala on the signature ‘crunk’ beat produced by Sess ‘The Problem Kid’ to bring on a different flow and vibe on the album. The ‘word’ on the song is about those who owes money to pay it up.
Falz teams up again with Sir. Dauda at track 14, who seems to be forming a good music chemistry with him to drop “Confirm”. This is another conscious song on this record. This time he comes hard on internet fraudsters known as “Yahoo Boys” who make fortune scamming people online, asking them to desist and look for pure hustle.
You’d reminisce that Falz on an interview with Hip-TV criticized Nigerian artistes who sing-praises to “Yahoo boys” raising a dust of beef with speculations that he was referring to 9ice on his “Living Things” single. Well, this track seems to be a follow-up on the statement credited to him.
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On track 15, he teams up with Maleek Berry and Medikal to drop “Next”. The three artiste combined together and gave a good account of themselves with a Trap laced beat produced by Maleek Berry.
Wait a minutes let me tell you something as I round-up this album review.
Did you know that the dream of every music artistes is to succeed with the art? Not just succeeding, but being relevant and maintaining growth?
Moreover, success is sweet only at the top. It is also very exciting. But, success has a lots of overlaps like deuces, prices, pain and shame to juggle through just to remain in the reach and domain of being successful. Thus, considering the progress of Falz from his last album “Stories That Touch” to the release of “27” on his birthday, who is going to give a NO to the outspread of career growth and success to the rapper who doubles as an artiste and a non practicing lawyer on his third studio recorded album, who?
Falz is on a steady rise in his excellent music career. With this third studio body of work, his success story is becoming more decorated. From us at AgogNG, we want to wish him a warm happy birthday.
1.5-Worth Checking Out