A-Q & M.I just released their much anticipated The Live Report EP, and we can for sure say hip-hop in Nigeria is alive and healthy. The 6-tracks EP was produced by BeatsByJayy and Mixed by Jude Abaga himself.
Read the review below:
After M.I Abaga dropped his 'Judah EP' and A-Q dropped his 'God's Engineering' album, it was only right for fans to start asking for a joint project from these two hip-hop heads. It so happened that a fan's similar question was replied by A-Q on twitter and this spiraled the creation of 'The Live Report' EP. 5-6 days after the said tweet, the EP was ready and only distribution was stopping it from reaching the ears of their fans. It is out now and I'm sure music fans around the world are already repeating songs on the EP to catch hidden wordplay and learn the lyrics.
What is amazing is the fact that this well structured, well-produced, well written, and well-engineered project was created in just 6 days! It looks like the 6 days came with 5 sleepless nights. Another amazing thing is, they probably didn't see each other due to the lockdown. It could have just been a case of emailing each other back and forth to get everything right.
The EP started with 'Tone of the Conversation' and it really did set the tone. There's no better way to start a project than a proper introduction and this was it. Scintillating bragging word-play was the highlight of this record. Then came the smooth transition to 'The Live Report.' This song is a message to everyone out there that is trying to understand what is going in the world right now, debunking every sort of conspiracy theory out there. It's only right they moved to a record called 'Jesus Said Use Your Head' and the message is clear 'Don't let another sheep convince you that you're a sheep.' as the bible says there are a lot of fake prophets out there. 'Clap for Yourself' is a record about people that brag and lie about the type of life they live. 'When I'm Gone' is a song about the legacies they'll leave, and how people will generally react when they go six feet under. Lastly, 'Braveheart' is a closing remark song with a not so subtle diss verse from M.I Abaga, but who do you think he's referring to?