Paying homage to the pioneers like Obrafour, Reggie and Buk Bak for the ‘swag’ they invested in hip life (rap) is a worthy venture. And JaySO on his latest, which dropped today- his 4th single off his upcoming album featuring M.anifest- does that. 3nyom’No which translate as ‘the song’ bemoans how the rap game is losing its authenticity thanks to mass boarding of the rap train by artistes who are shallow in skills.
And the two didn’t hold back on addressing what are the ills besieging the genre ‘trends come and go every year I swear/you want prove? Azonto is dead… talk be cheap roff/ That be why every bra dey get moff/It used to be so hard to get a co-sign/ now it’s cheap to get props’, M.anifest highlights.
Trust JaySo to add a touch of gold to the track. I’m not talking about those G’MO signature beats or how he makes rapping look easy. The gold lies in the chopping up of some old classics from Akyeame, Obrafour, Reggie Rockstone is nostalgically brilliant.
By: Swaye Kidd