M.I's Illegal Music 3.....xxx

Date: 13-03-2016 3:19 pm (5 years ago) | Author: Emma Uchenna Isibor
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The run up to Illegal Music 3 has been interesting with the Choc City head honcho promoting the project in an unusual, sensational manner. First, M.I Abaga dropped the Chairman cypher (strange for a rapper not known for his freestyle prowess), a triple-edge sword to cut awareness for the liquor brand he serves as ambassador, push his Chairman album, and whet appetite for the third offering in the Illegal Music series—uttering from his throne: This is comeback!
Notifying his fan base of his next project which he termed “labour of love” on social media, M.I took promotion a notch higher. Considering the delay in Illegal Music 2 and the Chairman album, some fans and critics were not ready to hold their breath—but, still, kept faith in the man whom hip hop in Nigeria’s grateful. In Kanye-esque style, M.I took to twitter to self-declare the greatness of his yet-to-be released mixtape, urging critics to trumpet his genius over albums of American rhymers. Before making that bold statement, he had had a prior Kanye moment in the fashion which the tracklist was presented.
“With all humility I am as great or greater than 95 percent of them (sic),” one of M.I’s tweets read. In hip hop, Mr. Incredible is allowed to make bold statements as he wishes; say, for instance, I am greater than Rakim, Biggie, Em, Hov, Pac, Esco, 3 Stacks—and it’s fine! It’s hip hop! Debates will pop up from every corner, dissecting his claims, stacking his bold statement against his discography to find truth or discard as empty talk—it’s also fine because that’s hip hop! To backup that mouth with material is the least hip hop community expects from M.I. He tries to prove naysayers wrong when he jumps on Pusha T’s Numbers on the Boards for Numbers after tweeting I respectfully decline that Push will go there with me bar wise, the only problem: this track falls flat and can’t match Pusha T’s matchless wordplay, rhyme scheme, and bars on the sampled track. When Pusha T sampled Jay-Z on Numbers on the Boards, it fit the story told unlike M.I’s attempt which felt like throwing samples hoping one sticks. Using Kendrick Lamar’s flow on The Blacker The Berry for the third verse proves this theory. Throwing any and every sample shows up on Head of the Family, the track dedicated to his CC family. Head of the Family starts properly with Jay Z’s La Familia then devolves into unlikely territory with Kanye West’s Never Let Me Down, Vin Diesel on Fast & Furious, then Beyoncé’s Halo sung in autotune similar to Kanye West’s last minutes on Runaway. One would have thought the last samples would end the confusing theme till Rudy Francisco’s A Lot Like You about his future wife clocks in. A recurring sample on Illegal Music 3 is the annoying coin drop sound.
       The M.I on The Illegal Music 3 contradicts himself to the point one can say he isn’t as confident as the M.I that gave four back-to-back classic projects, with Illegal Music 2 his magnum opus and springboard for 10 rappers. In the same breath he utters if J Cole made IM2…We would be having a different convo he uses J. Cole’s  #LoveYours to promote The Box, a track off Illegal Music 3 featuring protégés Pryse and C.Kay, and the entire project. On the aforementioned track, pitched-down vocals of Tay open for M.I to kick rhymes in an unorthodox style, not flowing with the sample’s cadence. Things get noisy as the track switches for punchline queen, Pryse, and C.Kay’s interpolation of M.I’s Rich and Tay’s The Box. M.I’s intention to egg on young rappers ends up an ego wax for the CC CEO.

Posted: at 13-03-2016 03:19 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- BournIdentity at 13-03-2016 06:13 PM (5 years ago)
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E no dey sing as b4,,, everything don change o, e don spoile
Posted: at 13-03-2016 06:13 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- emma4love3 at 14-03-2016 06:29 AM (5 years ago)
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yes you knw am well
Posted: at 14-03-2016 06:29 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- BournIdentity at 15-03-2016 09:33 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Emma Uchenna on 14-03-2016 06:29 AM
yes you knw am well
Yes I no am wella
Posted: at 15-03-2016 09:33 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Eazyatumeyi at 16-03-2016 12:08 AM (5 years ago)
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make MI go sit dorn
Posted: at 16-03-2016 12:08 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Vectorcy at 16-03-2016 09:11 AM (5 years ago)
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Mi my g...rappers no da release song anyhow,dey tk dey tym to organise the song
Posted: at 16-03-2016 09:11 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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