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E.P REVIEW: OLAMIDE – 999

by onFebruary 23, 2020
 

On the 11th of February, YBNL’s Boss, Olamide released a nine-track EP titled, ‘999‘, the new e.p is a follow-up of his 2018 collaborative album, ‘YBNL MAFIA’.  The Ep features guest appearances from  Phyno, Cheque, Snow, Jackmillz, Jayboi, Sosa–E, Nilly and Rhatti.

Positives

International artist, YBNL's Boss after releasing his nine-track ep recently signed a deal with Empire Worldwide. Things are already looking great for the YBNL Family after the release of the 999 ep. 2019 was a great year for the YBNL's family, Fireboy brought to the industry new sounds, even though many were surprised the YBNL's boss didn't release an album for that year as this was his usual tradition. Early this year, on the 11th of February, Olamide surprised many as he released his nine-track ep on digital platforms.

'999' is an ep that talks about topics related to industry life, dreams, women and social issues. Olamide seemed to have wanted to go international with this ep, which obviously worked for him as he got the new Empire deal. This is an ep you would say allowed Olamide to express himself as an artist he truly is. One interesting thing as noticed on the ep, is the new artistic vocals, Olamide is one of those artists who lifts upcoming acts, this new ep, featured new acts many haven't heard before like Sosa E, Jackmillz, Milly and Jayboi, these artists almost saved the ep from familiar sounds we were expecting.

Listening to the production, Olamide stuck to some of his in house producers and already known talented producers from the likes of Pheelz, Cracker Mallo, Eskeez, and ID Cabasa.

Some of the star tracks we would recommend you listen to are
Track 1 No Time)
Track 2 (Warlords (feat. Snow, Phyno, Cheque & Rhatti))
Track 3 (Billion Talk (feat. Milly))
Track 6 (Demons (feat. Jackmillz))
Track 9 (Rich & Famous)

Negatives

Apart from malnourished and sensitive lyrics from some of the tracks, the 999 ep has its inspiration from international acts like the likes of Kendrick Lamer, Russ, 6lack and some others, making this a less original project. Some would have added that Olamide wanted to hit the international market by force, but hey....it worked, he got an international deal. Nevertheless, Olamide sounded like wannabe international rapper.

Editor Rating
 
Structure
5.5

 
Theme
5.7

 
Production
5.4

 
Originality
5.3

 
Popularity
6.9

Total Score
5.4

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The '999' Ep is that kind of ep you'll listen to with a cold beer with friends at a bar.

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