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Review: Naira Marley & Young Jonn – Mafo

by on December 9, 2019
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Length

3:34

Plot Synopsis

A groovy hip-hop record

Verses

2

 

Here is a piece of trending music that we’ve not reviewed yet titled, Mafo by Naira Marley and Young Jonn. The record was produced by Young Jonn and Rexxie.

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Positives

The instrumental of this song is a bop y'all! I mean it's the regular DJ Maphorisa-esque afro-house type of beat, but the bass synth took it to another level. The kick was also heavier than usual and the hollow-like xylophone melodies played in an inter-woven manner gave it a fresh new sound. This is a very groovy and danceable song. I must say, this is the first time I'm hearing a clean, smooth and properly mixed Naira Marley vocals. Apart from his catchy hook, the advent use of Migos-esque adlibs really helped the song shine.

Negatives

Naira Marley has never been known to chime out meaningful lyrics, and this is no better. There was no actual plot and it sounded like the point of the whole song was to beat around the bush. He took us on a ride in circles around his mind and in the end, we are back at the starting point. I know he's telling us not to trip, but situation or circumstance shouldn't we trip from?

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
1.5

 
Vocals
6.0

 
Melody
6.4

 
Originality
7.5

 
Instrmentals/Beats
8.1

Total Score
5.9

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Bottom Line
 

A very danceable song. Soundstroke partly recommends if you're just looking to turn up.

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