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ALBUM REVIEW: BLACKMAGIC VERSION 3.0 (STARVING ARTIST)

by onFebruary 8, 2020
 

Efemena Mukoro popularly known as BlackMagic is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter. In 2011 Black Magic released his debut album which he titled  Blackmagic 1.0 which did quite well, he released his follow up album in 2013 titled BlackMagic 2.0, many were of the opinion that he disappeared for a long while maybe because of the competition in the industry. Late last month, Blackmagic showed us he still got the magic as he released his third studio album titled ‘BlackMagic 3.0 (Starving Artist). Read our opinion about this album, find out if he still got the magic.

Positives

Releasing an album in this era comes with lots of preparations, research, and bravery. Blackmagic wants to tell us that he still got the magic by releasing Blackmagic 3.0. The album is a showcase of self-discovery and growth. B.M shows us that he can be more than what we think he is. The thirteen (13) track album is a combination of hip-hop, afro-pop, jazz, RnB, and trap genres.
Blackmagic has been known to be selective with his sound, in this album, he featured only two artists whom he thought would project his sound, Tems on track 1 (Soon) and Big Bad on track on track 7 (Ego). As to what we expected he worked with only four producers, Spax (track 1&3), Ikon (Track 10), Bond (Track 4,7,9,& 11), Xela (Track 2,5,6,8,12,13)

The Production, lyrics, structure, and theme of this album are quite above average. Some of the tracks we suggest you listen to are
Track 1 (Soon (feat. Tems))
Track 3 (Anything 4 Love)
Track 6 (No Need)
Track 8 (Dreams)
Track 9 (Ordinary Man)

Negatives

Blackmagic is obviously losing his Magic, this project sounds like he was forced to put this out there, the theme of this project 'Starving artist' might be a reflection of his reality. We feel the structure, production, and theme of this album would have been better.

Editor Rating
 
Structure
5.9

 
Theme
6.4

 
Production
6.0

 
Originality
6.2

 
Popularity
4.8

Total Score
6.0

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An introverted Album.

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