Blaqbonez’s New Album, ‘Young Preacher’— His Gospel, His Truth

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Blaqbonez embodies talent and originality. The musician has proven to us through the years that he is deserving of our respect, and his music is proof that he is determined to usurp his position as one of the best rappers in Nigerian music. This rapper has created a name for himself by embracing the image of the rapper who loathes everything associated with love or an emotional relationship.

He has released sizzling songs over the years for his fans, leaping into their ears whether or not they like him as an artist thanks to his uncommon method of promoting his music. Every record he releases is a fresh spiral in his inventiveness and an unknowing energy of what to anticipate from the rap kid.

The rapper just released his second studio album, Young Preacher, not long after breaking the internet with the artful music video for his single, Back in Uni. The 14-track album combines Blaqbonez’s reality with cruise life. Amazing musicians like Bieni or Sauti Sol, Lojay, and Amaraee are among those he includes.

After displaying his carefree side in Sex Over Love, Blaqbonez shows a more contemplative side of himself in Young Preacher. By emphasizing his adoration for women rather than his appreciation for romantic involvement, Blaqbonez’s sophomore project serves as a representation of who he truly is.

Is it the flourishing saxophone instrument or Blaqbonez’s flows on the slow tempo beat that is most awesome? Young Preacher opens the album. This overture is as hard as it gets for Blaqbonez, a beguiling artist. Blaqbonez uses this single to give us insight into his being, describing who he is and what makes him Blaqbonez, rather than jumping right into the concept of his album against the all-pervasive love. At the conclusion of the song, he introduces a closing dialogue, and memories of listening to mamiwota start to surface.

Without wasting any time, Blaqbonez launched into Whistle with his trademark trumpeting message. He includes Lojay, whose seductive voice is alluring, and Amaraee, who gleefully sniggers throughout the beat. The record’s mid-tempo percussion emits a seductive aura, and Lojay’s hook is, to put it simply, flawless.

Blaqbonez’s proficiency with musical instruments has been demonstrated in the past. He interpolates Asa’s 360° at the I’d Be Waiting intro with lovely sax, drums, and keyboard while using his slick rap game and storytelling abilities to tell the tale of his current state, not being at the top of his game but yet feeling amazing with the knowledge that he’s built for greater feet.

The rapper in Star Life lives up to the title of Young Preacher as a conceptual example. He talks about how much noise an artist is surrounded by in the mid-amapiano style of beat as he uses it to represent the famous life and vibes. Blaqbonez’s rapping is rhythmic and interwoven with singing melodies so that you could still move along with it even if the beat were absent.

He vocalizes the first few words of Fashion Nova with echoes right away, making it a true anthem. The extremely brief song is about women who, while they may love you for who you are, have money as their primary form of expression. They also love the luxurious lifestyle that comes with having money. With this single, Blaqbonez truly created an anthem for those boys.

Dancehall energy and an erratic mood permeate Hot Boy. In case you didn’t know, he speaks the truth about himself. Every song on Blaqbonez’s Young Preacher is a true story, and everything he says is based on his own truth and experience. The rapper has never masked his childhood and provides more evidence of his reality when he says in a verse, “My dad left me/ thus my dad had to raise me.

Blaqbonez, who may or may not be a fuckboy, uses the song Back On BS to address a woman he was involved with. “Let’s get back on our bullshit”, he says, addressing the woman. Back on BS has a spoken fragment with low-pitched guitar strings at the conclusion, similar to every other song of his, gently lulling you into thinking it’s a love ballad.

Tekno is a featured artist on Blaqbonez’s dancehall song Ess Mama. The song has a swo vibe that is reminiscent of Daddy Showkey’s era of music. While Tekno’s vocals below romanticize the beat, his are just above it. Tekno was clearly the inspiration for Ess Mama, as evidenced by how smoothly he performed his verse.

It can appear that the American rap style has a strong influence on Fake Nikes. The song serves more as a defense of folks who don knockoff Nike sneakers for fashion. In defense of him, he points out that he wears one and adds, “If you got a problem with it, fight me.” His collaboration with Blxckie on the song is just as relaxing as listening to a Drake and Giveon song combined. 

A calming female background vocal eases out the creation of Fake Nikes as silk.

Paul Play Dairo’s Forever in Loyalty by Blaqbonez is sampled. When you listen to the song carefully, you’ll notice that the rapper is actually rapping about his inability to commit to a woman, even though it might seem like he is singing about love in the song. Blaqbonez runs as far away from a relationship as he can in the song, which is in complete contrast to the sampled Forever.

Ring Ring is a nice music with strong rhythmic thuds and an intensifying translucent vibe, specifically designed to offer Tay Iwar the chance to wave throughout the song. In it, he says, “If you need me, you should phone me on my cellular.” Tay Iwar enters with his verse, and it’s lovely to hear him perform a style of music that doesn’t always scream love.

Back In Uni, a song that was released before Young Preacher, is a heartfelt tribute to the people whose hearts he “broke in Lekki.” The song, which was produced by Jae5, is just as compelling to listen to as its accompanying music video. 

In the song Mazoe, Blaqbonez includes Takura and Bien of Sauti Sol. Bien and Takura’s verses heighten the song’s seductive vibe, then Blaqbonez enters with his raw energy and rhyme, initiating sex with a woman but being prevented from doing so by a circumstance.

The Igbo in She Likes Igbo, however, is not about the Igbo culture as a tribe; rather, it is about drugs. He discusses the group of women that love the substance and just give vibes with it here, over a frightening beat that features a clip from one of Fela’s songs’ instrumentals. 

Who really gives a damn if Blaqbonez doesn’t sing about love as most musicians do? Young Preacher is a thorough demonstration of his artistry, and his intense loathing of the term “love” has served to eliminate some of the album’s good tunes. His transition from spitting jiggy bars to sing-song mode is flawless; the album gets an 8 overall! (The additional two points were docked for deviating from Paul Play Dairo’s Forever’s love-centric format.)

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