This song tells three different problems...
Black inferiority complex and racism, Hate and some bad ideology amongst blacks, high expectations from males,...
"My child recite the words of this ancient mythology", notice how @MI_Abaga starts like he's giving a child advice on life,
"tell me the value of a newborn nubian, all these habitation ghetto keep pursuing", talking about the poverty mostly faced from birth, may also mean the true worth from birth, might need some clarity
Slave trade... "black man meditate on your pain, hesitate in the rain, let it wash your curse, and immerse in the hurt..."
"...the world hates you", the black is hated,
"...you have to be the superhero...you are just human, some are strong..."
I can 100% relate, the best way to be depressed is comparing yourself to others, @omole_ayobami you mentioned something around this some weeks back...
"Hummingbird, the door to your cages has been broken for ages and open just take it you’re moping and hoping on hope that you make it just float..."
Hummingbird, ignore all these Mockingbirds talking and gossiping about you all day, haven’t done anything with their own lives anyway..."
#YxngDxnzl This verse is self explanatory, @MI_Abaga is talking about how most of us do not realise our potentials,
"Once you become a hero, somebody will always want to shoot you down,
It goes with the territory"
Real life! #YxngDxnzl
There’ll come a point where you’re gonna to need to become a fallen hero
It’s an inevitability, And there’s that whole sorta thing about
Do I step off the pedestal myself or do I wait to be shot down?..."
"And at when do I step down?
You know, words like stepping down are very profound
That is stepping down, making way for the next and relinquish control and you know…
Do I stop while I’m up?
Do I know when to go?"
"..still on my JOB none of this rappers can fire me, I can’t retire yet then.."
"...You rappers should fix up your life (fix up your life), Ya’ll getting killed by the south (the south).."
Once you blow up now you switching up
That’s why these fans are not feeling y’all
SA rappers out here killing y’all
Bruh, when I was out here performing
I held the country down I held the city down real
You rappers are under performing"...
"Rappers are singing now just to get popular (yuck)
I’ve just been watching like I’m at the opera.."
watching like at the opera means he just sitting in silence
"I should’ve brought my binoculars
Cos I don’t see nobody dope
I don’t see nobody great
I don’t see nobody serious bout taking my place.."
In @MI_Abaga 's perspective, he sees no rapper with a promising long successful career as his.
could mean as a punishment, and also to wake these rappers up, as the next lines "This is your big hommie telling you n____ to wake wake
Wake up, fix up your life" suggest.
Training you rappers like Paddington",
pun on the padding train station in London
"Y’all out here panicking, all I created is vanishing"
Rappers are actually panicking cos of sales et all, hence, they switch to singing..
"Omo streets dey yan say rapper no dey blow again", reference to 'streets ti take over, punchline o jawo mo', remember @itspryse also replied this in "The Box" in IM3..
@MI_Abaga sometimes want to stop, but he has no choice to release tracks and still make money from them, he's saying you rappers should not use no money can be made as an excuse for not delivering
@MI_Abaga is doing this kind of song for the culture, but he also means he's making this call on rappers for the culture not to die in Nigeria.
pun on clark can't/clark kent. when superman is needed, he changes to his custom, but in @MI_Abaga's case, he enters the booth, notice that he said booth, not studio, he's always in the studio!!
This is your general calling to check with the troops
I made this s___ easy for y’all I laid it off the board",
@MI_Abaga uses a military context, after he drew the plans on the board, y'all still messing up, fix up your lives!
Groupie has a few definitions, but relating to music, see the picture:
@MI_Abaga's use of the word in this song might differ though...
For niggas to get ahead, they’re giving corny links"
@MI_Abaga is shaking table ooooooo.
"Money make these niggas do some funny things
This music business isn’t funny business (swear to God)"...
"But why am I expecting more?
When half of APC were PDP before?"
He's literally saying people are politicking in the game now, I don't really know who this is targeted at, anyone help? Please
I’d rather die keeping it real than live in infamy",
@choccitymusic for life!!, @MI_Abaga means he'll stay true to his good self even if he doesn't bring much popularity as being infamy(using negative acts to gain fame),
"We eat together put ego aside", humility! I haven't met @MI_Abaga , but I hear and read he's the humble type, hard to find these days.
"Putting me over them, that’s how the crew divide (never that)",
He understands the what can cause a fall in @choccitymusic and he won't allow it.
I'm here getting notifications that @MI_Abaga likes my tweet and added the tweet to a Moment and I'm acting cool, me that I want to shout😂😂😂.
Money doesn’t move me
I’ll never be a groupie my nigga"
For y'all who don't know, Loopy Music was a label MI was CEO before they merged with Choc city in April 2015.
I like instrumental though, smooth.
The songs I have heard, the production is top notch🔥🔥🔥.
What else do I expect sef
The dissection shall continue.
On a lowkey, uncle @MI_Abaga dropped two albums in a year, sorry, 7 months. #GOAT
All you hungry niggas that be begging to sign to someone"
Bro, if you no hear English, hear am 4 pidgin🤣.
"All you hungry niggas that be begging to sign to someone
And then you quickly move and join whoever just started shining"
"Please show me the difference from ashana with price for fucking"
@MI_Abaga is comparing people like that with prostitutes .
"Just smiling bluffing I mean I represent
The biggest label, Africa ever created"
No doubt, @choccitymusic is the biggest label
opinions may differ but choc city doesn't care, they keep making waves and money.
"I know the media’s been tryna find a comment… here it is", lol, @MI_Abaga knows the media also wants to have a say..
My niggas game over"
Damn! This stat is correct, we've not been paying close attention... 2013?
"@ckay_yo coming soon everybody gon see the evidence", CKay yo!!
M.I has good plans for him.
"I stay with my family because it made me, Follow anybody go where? Nigga you crazy" did anyone suggest @MI_Abaga leaving choc??
I’m never with that fake shit
I’d rather do that day shift, the late shift, the grave shift till we make it"
the rhyme scheme is nice.
"I’ll never be a makeshift nigga switching sides"!!!!!
"All the girls call you average, all the girls called you average, they said you can never be bad bitch.."
"...all the girls called you average, they said you can never be no bad bitch...."
I was expecting this kinda song...
"Now look at you hair down
Body rocking, you looking fly Mary Poppins"
fuuuuck!!! I watched Mary Poppins on Video cassette..
Mary Poppins flew down when those kids needed a nanny
"Don’t stop, never second guess yourself
Turn around and bless yourself
Girl you looking good than a model
Did you dress yourself?"
"Girl you fucking awesome, have you met yourself?
Take yourself to dinner then caress yourself"
Sexy mother, well have you met yourself?"
I like the pun here, precipitation and wet..
"No one can ever make you reject yourself"
"Sometimes you over dissect yourself, stop!", ladies worry too much about their appearances
Hmm, take another guess"
All them other girls look tragic
Remember when they called you average
Said you’d never be no bad bitch
Ain’t it funny? Look at you honey
Making money; you made it mami
All them other girls look tragic"
"Looking this good should be a felony"
If you didn't tell a girl something like this, bro you never drop pickup line, lol
Alright, I'm sending HER this song😇😇😇.
Self over haters that’s the recipe"
True that! words of wisdom, @MI_Abaga.
Guuuy!! Cina Soul's voice😍😍
"You don’t need them to validate yourself".
The mistake most people make is using other people's opinions to value themselves.
Halfway through the album, and it's interesting, no element of boredom so far.
Masterpice le le yi
Hmmm, the title sef na wordplay, melody, skips a beat, get it?
@MI_Abaga : "Poor petitions and calculations, that’s what I’m going through just trying to muster up these salutations."
He's telling her it's not easy to make up these romantic bars
The build up lyric to the ex's regret is straight fire🔥🔥🔥.
"Letting you into places only homies allowed", tells how close she'd get,
"And real love is proven it’s hardly announced", you don't say you love someone, show it!
"So let’s not only talk let’s do our vows, yeah", no time girl!
"I sat here thinking about us grad my whole session
I’m learning everyday but hoping this is no lesson"
School wordplay, just couldn't wait for both of them to graduate....
Lorraine : "You’re the only one I notice
Taking all my focus
You’re like melody
My heart skips a beat"
These words will sure flatter her but he's just being honest to her, but it makes no difference,
"Cause I ain’t seen nobody badder, and that ass is getting bigger", ukwu!!!🔥🔥
Everything you do it seems cool
Little things like putting on your jeans boo"
gene pool, seems cool,, jeans boo, chinedu!!! call 911! @MI_Abaga's rhyme scheme is smart🔥🔥🔥
and they know I put my country on like Kenny Rodgers, yea!"
Smart, Kenny Rodgers is an American country genre musician, you dig??
gorgeous means very beautiful, may be a reference to Kenny Rodgers song: "you are so beautiful"...
MI has a good eye for vocals, Lorraine Chia has a unique sound.
@odunsitheengine was featured in #Rendezvous, in Lekki with @falzthebahdguy @ajebutter22.
@MI_Abaga is making us know the future of the industry is in safe hands with these features of talented musicians.
"Y’all niggas gifted with that photoshopping", lol
"I don’t know nothing bout that I be really shopping..", he does the real shopping!! not photoshopping
"Till typically even Cali critics will be feeling M.I critically", rhyme on cali, nice!"
"They look up to me, I know they look up to me, woah!" @odunsitheengine with the mad flow, cool!
"Why you dey hate like anti-christ o
Wicked person dey kiss the bible too"
Does your gossiping earn you money, if yes, kontinew!!
"Uh, keep that shit away from me though" you don hear??
"Don’t like the flow skip to the next song", straight up..
Lady Donli : "Don’t feel your energy
Don’t feel your spirit
Vibes ain’t got synergy"
"Minus your negative
Only positive vibes"
“you’re not as good as you were before, what happened?”
Therapist says it's a protégé's way of feeling good about themselves.
Don't let it get to you.
"I am the dopest rapper rapping, you can’t tell me nothing whether they applauding lording or they clapping whether they are caught in cap or dapping
If they front I’ll stump without their backing yea"
I like delivery
"Fire in my heart, alka-seltzer please.." alka-seltzer (Sodium bicarbonate) is drug used to treat heartburn."
Epilogue : “you don’t love me anymore.”
And that… that can be a moment of terrible process for children...
It’s… it often sets up a deep emotion hunger inside one (hmm) that you live with for the rest of your life sometimes.
Starts with a call from his mother,
@MI_Abaga : "All I want to do is drink, fuck
Smoke, chill, party all day still
I can be the worst nigga sometimes", what his mom warned him against..
"I've been battling a deep depression", we all our demons, @MI_Abaga is no different,
"I've alone with all of my money
And all my possessions" damn...
I'm carrying emptiness
I use each moment of happiness
To cover my sentiments (wow)
My nigga saw me the other day inside an empty benz
(M my nigga you good?)
He like you good? I was like
deep lines, bro
Responsibilities is killing me
And I'm so unprepared
Everybody wants my help
They think I've got enough to share" one of the quick ways to avoid responsibility is to run far, @MI_Abaga considers it as an option here too
"Lately I've been acting strong
But I've been at my weakest", depression is real, and most people; especially celebrities do not talk about it. Thanks @MI_Abaga .
Last but not the least,
He features @TayIwar again, nigga's on the first and last track🔥🔥🔥.
and wherever there are tongues, let them speak with the voice,
let them heed to the voices of the people down below, underneath, or the dirt
no time to reverse, so savvy..", smooth progression
she doesn't feel the self
her doctors gave her more pills
Guy don break through her shell
He don open a hole
set som light in her soul
she thinks the doctors are dope
pills just made her feel no
She scared to talk to her pple,
tel 'em how much she leaps
she nods and agrees, inside she already knows,
they pray in heart that it goes
instead the sadness just grows..."
Sad story of a girl struggling with depression, typical African parent assumes it is spiritual...
Now, let's play all over again.
Please, if you were featured on this album, drop the links to your SoundCloud and @Apple Music. Thanks, Y'all sound dope fr.