Being the only rap artiste in a record label could be a blessing in disguise. This is the case of DMW rap-star, Dremo.
The sound engineer has once more showed he could do great regardless of the genre. He dropped the first version his self-coined ‘Codename EP’ in 2018. The 9-track EP featured Davido and was widely accepted by Nigerian music fans.
Two years down the lane, Dremo comes through with a mind-blowing continuation of the magic he started in 2018. Codename Vol 2 is a mixture of flavours for all lovers of music to vibe to as all genres of music are embedded therein.
“STFU” brings back that the old good days when hard core hip pop was trendy. Despite that, Benjamz produced one of the best trap beats out of the continent for Dremo to welcome his fans to this 12-track EP.
“Collect” followed suit in amazing fashion.The transition was epic. The fact he kept two hard core sounds together could help discourage fans from skipping the next single as they will love to hear the hard bars which matched the heavy bass. The word plays is another thing to note, Dremo kept is plain with his fans, delivered this piece with wordings the Nigerian fans could relate to.
After getting the party heated, Dremo brings calm with a mid tempo song, “Pepper” is a very addictive song. With minor samples from U.K’s Duo “Westrn” on their song “Shania“, Dremo ushers another massive twist showing off his singing prowess. The rapper did a good job singing with addictive melodies and a very catchy hook.
After praying, Dremo provides “Alasheju”, an indigenous performance as the hook is totally in Yoruba. This is limiting though as some of his fans are not Yoruba.
On “Konjiaba” the rapper talks about ‘Konji‘ a local slang for describing a man being extremely horny. He told a story of a man who got duped by a whore all because of ‘Konji’. The single features Nigeria’s most controversial rapper Naira Marley who is the king of Vulgarities and dirty talks. The song pure lamba and most definitely aimed for the streets.
Of course the EP would be incomplete without a Dremo X Davido collaboration. On“Mabel” DMW boss, Davido brings his A game to offer Davido a potential hit single. Kpa off ‘Codename Vol 1’ still remains one of Dremo’s biggest songs prpbably because of the Davido effect. ‘Mabel’ could just be another ‘Kpa’.
“Sharp Sharp” is one of those addictive songs you can’t help but play over and over again for not valid reason. The flows are cool and the word plays are phenomenal. It features Bad Guyz Chairman Falz who held his end.
“Ghetto Luv” is my favourite. It has a lot in common with any love song banging on those speakers all night. A typical club banger that could serve at all events. Peruzzi lived up to his name as the DMW vibe machine. His melodious vocals gave the song a smooth flow.
Lyrics – 4/5
Performance – 4/5
A/R – 3/5
Production – 3/5
AVERAGE RATING – 4/5
Reviewed by Dat Kulgee
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