Friday, May 14, 2021

Music review: Monsters You Made – Burna Boy

Monsters You Made by Burna Boy, one of Nigeria`s biggest music exports, is from his brand-new album: “Twice As Tall”. Executive produced by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs with a touch of Afro-Pop marinated with a fusion of Hip-Hop and Dance-hall tunes.

‘Monsters You Made’ is a reflection on the present times. It’s bringing back the great old days of the vocalist-rapper collaborations that were famous within the 2010s. The hook is catchy! From the onset, Chris Martin delivered the sentiment and seriousness of the message at hand. An end to the oppression, within the Black community.

Tons of racially targeted events occurred across the world within the past few months. Burna Boy intends to speak the plight of the marginalized, the hustles they are going through. Their struggles to remain afloat while their leaders are in oblivion.

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He points out that these leaders instead, blame the oppressed for their anger and rage. Continued indifference to these core issues by these leaders causes rage among the oppressed. Those deemed as societal monsters are created by the “elite.”

Twice as Tall Album Cover

You`ll hear quotes by legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti and Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo. These are at the start and end of ‘Monsters You Made,’ all beautifully delivered.  A bold stand designed to stay in your head for days on to the end. It is conscious music, with one goal; to inspire a worldwide revolution!

The album features Youssou N’Dour, Stormzy among other seasoned artists.

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