This is the review of Yung6ix’s debut effort. We’re just going to try to ignore some of the weak bars here cos they’re prolly going to be a lot.
Intro to Greatness ft. YQ, Wole Show Yinka
Body in Lagos. Heart in London
Fine girl left my feelings in a condom
So the album starts off with YQ hailing the cities they rep and 6ix then takes the baton and goes in as he raps about being headed for greatness. Downside was how he repeated that Wole Soyinka line again. It wasn’t funny the first time. Abeg shift.
See this boy got bars, no panti
I no dey beat a3ound the bush, I no be hunter
But I’m out here looking for my dear like a hunter
First off, the beat on this one is just something else. It sounds simple and at the same time it sounds like head-banging material. 6ix doesn’t get beaten by the beat as he also pulls punches on this one and makes it his.
Kings ft. Phyno
Warri boy flow. You might hate this
Back then we dey dodge bullets like matrix
Didn’t know I’d live long enough to say this
But Warri made that. Now look I made this
This is a step down from the previous one in every way although he has good lines sprinkled here and there but it is not enough to make this track standout. Plus he should have let Phyno beast on this.
Notice (one tweet)
Pass me the shhhhhh. I don dey high since
Swagga l’omo. See na me your girl dey eye since
I speak the truth. All these rappers don dey lie since
Drive the girls crazy and I never used a liscense
Sometime in 2013, Yung6ix tweeted that he was the greatest Nigerian rapper or some shii like that and the internet pounced on him and Lord V dropped what had to be one of the best diss tracks in recent times. End result: 6ix replied with this track which is more singing and paying tribute to Fela than actual rapping but when he does rap, shii get crazy. A good track but not good enough for a diss track plus he doesn’t even actually name anyone
Before I go broke ft. Olamide
Mehn I hustle until I hammer
I’m living with Tony’s pain
That’s not 9ice, I’m talking Montana
Yeeba! Awa ni landlord. Eyin Caretaker
Won ni mo ti je’wo, mo to y’okun bi Obi Asika
Damn. This shii sounds like campaign music. That open roof music.
The verses? 6ix’s verse is prolly the best thing he has penned in a while. It has dem funny lines and word twists that made him famous in the first place. Even Mr Feature-on-every-track’s strong ass verse paled in comparison to Yung’s verse.
Lights ft. Yemi Alade
I’m sorry. I’m just thinking ahead
All I heard was pussy. She said fxck what you heard
J holiday swag. I put it to bed
Then I followed her orders. I fxcked with her head
This song is 6ix’s own ode to sex. It seems it is a requirement now for every rapper to have one on their albums. Moving on, 6ix isn’t even half bad on this one. I was actually surprised by this one cos I fully expected him to fail with this subject plus Yemi Alade’s soulful chorus adds another dimension to it. 2 strong tracks in a row. Niiiiiiice.
Say Yes (to the altar)
You make a fine boy wanna rock suit and tie
Straight to the altar. I’m talking you and I
You even turned my favourite alphabets to U and I
My baby you’re my Kush that’s what call you when high
Yung6ix is one of the few rappers that can actually rock a hook and still kick a good verse but on this one, the hook overshadows the rapping itself. It is a Good song but it doesn’t really kick in like that.
In the name of the Father, of the son and The Holy Spirit
I bought her the champagne but she said that she drinks only spirit
This is not the best track on the album.
This is not the worst track on the album.
But for some reason, this is my favourite track on this album. It sounds like a super long chorus. Ahmean, it is sort of hard to know when he starts rapping or when the chorus even ends. I’m not saying it is a really good track. It is just catchy as fxck.
Picking Things ft. Naeto C
She asks for my kicks
She wanna know what the name is
Well, this is called “costs too much”
Promoters be talking how the boy cost too much
This was one of the 5 singles released before the album dropped (Yes, 5 out of 14 tracks have already been heard).
Naeto spits some of his best shii in a long time. Stuff so good that it kills 6ix’s verse. Shii so good that we might as well call this Naeto C’s song.
Turn Up ft Ice Prince
—— I swear we no dey look face
Draw attention with the swag. We no dey use trace
Yeah, we lose friends. Oluwa knows we no dey lose faith
Chop money anyhow. Guy! We no dey use plate
My father was a cop so I was born with a Tec
So when a nigga pull a nine. I put 99 niggas on threat
Ooh yeah babe. I ain’t scared of touching the rest
Pretty with the floor. Even faggots pay me respect
Oh my Lord!
Ice Prince can still rap? Wow. His verse on this is a testament to how good he could have been if he never used the aboki flow.
6ix’s verses ended too early tho. If he had just gone on for a little longer, his verse would have been the highlight of the song. It feels like he robbed us of the full experience.
Highlight: Yung6ix’s 2nd verse
Heart Break Swag
You said you saw me in Lekki making out with Tonto
Always looking for a chance to leave
Cos all you really wanted was the ring: Frodo
While Lights was the sex song, this one is the romantic cut on the album that has 6 talking about a breakup and the reasons for the breakup. He doesn’t tell a story but he gets the message across in a way that only 6ix can.
First Class ft. Percy
It’s OTEE on the beat
K-K-T-B-M we legit
It’s Percy and Yung6ix. I’m sure that you can see the feat
My team will never lose. We never see defeat
I will be buried 6 feet before I see defeat
Another one of the singles off the album and I daresay that this is the best song on the album. The majestic feel of the beat, the way 6ix rides the beat and Percy’s almost emotionless singing. Ahmean, the first 10 bars or so centred around just one word: lesson. Jam!
Uhm…yeah…this album doesn’t come across as an effort to pass a message across or a particularly defining body of work. Rather, it sounds like a compilation of tracks.
Chill. Let me rephrase that.
This shii sounds like a mixtape with original beats.
I’m not saying it is wack but it just a certain Je ne sais quoi. That stream or line of thought that connects the songs on an album. This sounds more like a compilation of 6ix’s freestyles and what this even sadder is that it is coming from a rapper who should know better.
Ahmean, there is just one wack track on the album but at the same time, this is not an album that one can really present as a defining piece for Yung6ix. There is a creative flow on it of course but there is no fixed idea on this one.
I know I’m doing a bad job of explaining what is missing on this album but that is only because it is incredibly hard to pin point.
I think it would be best to just go straight to grading this.
I’m giving this a C
And now that I’m done with this review…