Octane by MosTrap and Bad Yolo is 9-track affair bursting with RnB and trap cadences as well as Afro-rhythms which sees the two rappers come together in a stellar manner to create standout tracks; such as the project’s Afropop and RnB infused opener, ‘Any Amount’. On this single, MosTrap croons as smoothly as A-list RnB names like Partynextdoor, after which he is assisted by Yolo who supplies the well interposed hook amidst velvety vocalising and backup from Mostrap over the poppy and minimalist piano-toned instrumentals.
The duo’s input segues into more rap-bound waters on the drill-inspired ‘Mood Swing’, with Yolo taking charge before they join forces on another MosTrap-led Afropop ‘Like That’ bringing to mind images of a nighttime joy ride, topdown with a lover as he euphoniously romanticizes over a high maintenance lover.
A synonym for fire, Octane proves to be aptly named as it packs multi-genred heat that takes the listener on a ride through Afropop melodies, RnB rhythms as well as hip-hop-rooted cadences; all in a cohesive manner that sees these sonical palettes cohabiting peacefully to give an optimum listening experience with songs like the blase Psychedelic trap-inspired Sensei, the sweetly percussive Jagger, to the laid back Abacha, down down to the victory lap joint on closer track, MDB which encapsulates every young person’s dream of hardwork meeting monetary success.
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