Several weeks have gone past after the release of the distracting track from “AQ” and “Vector”; I decided to give it a listening ear as I earlier had things to do, listening to several upcoming acts and new arrivals who do good music. It was intentional I did not give in to distractions as there are several other useful things to be taken care of in the music factory.
I know this short epistle will raise eyebrows amidst both “Vector” and “Reminisce” fans, but before you make any comments, remember I don’t and won’t sing, I’m just doing my job as a music factory critic.
I would start this lamentation from the rear, talking about the most recent distraction that happened in the music factory. When I first heard news of the track, I somewhat knew what to expect from a former UNILAG graduate. I expected good and polished English, but I just did not expect “VEC” to go very personal. One question that always stood on my mind ever since was why would these dudes decide to go live back in the past? Come to think of it, asides the good use of words, that track was indeed a distraction. Who’s more commercial, “Reminisce” or “Vector”? I leave you to that.
Back in the days when beef tracks were made, they were done with a lot of consideration of the enjoyment by fans, but what is in that to be enjoyed. Go ask “Abolore” how a diss track is made. Although, a couple facts could be picked from “VEC”, but as an artiste with mutual respect for a fellow artiste’s career, I think that was poor. As a critic, I could also be of the school of thought that the beat made “Kako Bii Chicken”; in other words, “Reminisce” gotta get more clinical. I wouldn’t say the video was low budget because fingers aint equal, I’ll rather call it an eye sore of a video.
Take a cue from the days of “Tupac” and “Biggie”. If they were alive, they would have been in their early 40s. One fact is no matter how hard you diss each other, you’ll never attain that legendary status, so what’s your gain? Even back here at home, this same saga left a man as a lyricist on the roll, the other struggling with commercial music, don’t ask me who.
I suggest, it’s high time both of you got matured. Think about the fans, do go music, let sorrows be forgotten, make your money and go live your life. Diss tracks don’t have to get very personal, even “MI” did his maturely, and on a spectacular beat.
Pardon me as I remind you both that your first albums, book of rap nonsense and rubbish state of surprise were commercial failures and you both got whack videos for good songs, “Angeli” and “Kako Bii Chicken”, so why the cry? I won’t pitch my tent with any of you dudes as you obviously care more about ego that enjoyment of your fans.
Even the young lad “Olamide” whom reports previously said dissed “Choc Boiz” refuted this as he saw no gain in it, a more concerned artiste about his fans enjoyment.
To “Reminisce”, I will succinctly say to you that as this ‘ego competition’ goes, you loosing. My advice for you is that you drop a good response and end this once and for all. I wouldn’t be in a position to tell you what to do, but I’ll advise you take a cue from 9ice’s “Talk, I’m listening”.
Finally, I will also advise that you should be more concerned about your commercial success and if you dudes continue like this; you’ll end up in the category of popular broke rap stars. So in a few words, I ask that you wisen up. Peace.
I actually mean no harm.
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