October is here, and with a new month, there’s always new music. We’re approaching the end of the year, but the hits aren’t stopping; at least not anytime soon. Here’s a list of recent releases that may have slipped under your radar:
Franchise Freestyle – Skepta, Unknown T, Lancey Foux & Deto Black
It’s rare to see a collaboration such as this one, especially in an unofficial capacity. Dropping akin to a leak, on an anonymous Youtube channel, and promoted through Instagram Stories by the 4 collaborators, we have a freestyle to the beat of Travis Scott’s new single, Franchise.
It’s Deto Black’s first outing since her impressive debut feature on Odunsi’s “Body Count” back in May, and she doesn’t disappoint. “That bitch tryna look like me, that bitch is an imposter”, she raps over the bass boosted 808s in the background, proclaiming her authenticity. It exudes confidence from her, and sung aloud, is sure to lend the listener some as well.
While Unknown T is known (no pun intended) for his drill style of music, he fits perfectly on this track, bringing his choppy flow and frequent switches into the mix. It’s easily the standout verse on the track.
Rita Oral – Maison2500
It’s been a busy year for Maison. Coming off the back of two features on Odunsi’s latest EP, including the long anticipated “wicked, sexy!”, and his first EP “Turnpike”, we have Rita Oral.
His Playboi Carti-esque adlibs coupled with a beat that sounds straight out of an 8-bit arcade game, It’s giving classic Maison. We hope it’s enough to satisfy our ears until the release of his long-teased album, Maseverse.
Dance 4 Me – Nsikak, Show Dem Camp & The Cavemen
In a climate where we’ve been severely deprived of parties, we’ve been blessed with a tune to kick them off when things return to normal.
Nsikak’s soothing guitar riffs along with a looped vocal by The Cavemen instantly places you at a pool party in the middle of a hot summer. It’s the perfect song to unwind after a long week.
Myself – Show Dem Camp & Oxlade
Commisioned by Basketmouth for his upcoming Papa Benji series, Myself expresses a popular opinion among Nigerians: I cannot kill myself.
Oxlade’s smooth vocals accompany the subtle afrobeat instrumentals with ease, as he carries the track along.
Stay Loyal – eltxn ft. SGaWD
The standout track off eltxn’s new EP, Stay Loyal tackles the topic of insecurity in a relationship, as he pleads with his lover to remain loyal to him.
Its catchy chorus expresses the feeling of wanting to be enough, one that many listeners can relate to.
Funmilayo – MisterKay
If you’ve ever needed a song to profess your love for someone, Funmilayo fits that category perfectly.
Kay sings about his love and longing for Funmilayo, and his devotion to her. It’s a song to be played at a wedding reception, as a bride and groom have their first dance.