“Y’all know nothing come higher
Me say, blood and fire
Neptune, Jaga, M. I-er
Me say, y’all know we spit fire
And me say, me say
Blood and fire
Neptune, Jesse Jagz and M. I-er”
. is angry at rappers and the way they have allowed hip hop to die in Nigeria, in fact, he called them out in a song last year asking them to fix themselves. Only for him to come for them this year too. Okay not him exactly, a group of rappers and him. In this song, M.I brought undiluted rap and hip-hop to the song while Jesse Jags brought reggae vibe (is there anything that guy cannot do?)
The song starts with two distinctive instrumentals followed by and the introduction of the artists in the song. While the intro was not extraordinary, it also was not bad.
The melody of the song is great, especially because of Jesse Jags and his reggae influence in the song. M.I's part was not based either, his flows also had a rhythmic and melodic feel.
The lyrics of the song is not as straightforward as we would have liked. Perhaps this is due to the hip-hop nature of the song. However, we were able to figure out that the blood and fire meant different things in different context. For instance, the line "blood is thicker than water" made an allusion to the blood relations between M.I and Jesse Jags. Also the line "We spitting fire" makes an allusion to their ability to rap.
The video was a letdown. We felt it was too lukewarm for a song of such title. I mean, we're not asking for something dramatic (okay maybe a little bit of drama would have been appreciated) we just expected the video to have some flare, you know, some action of some sort. Or perhaps a visual storyline?