DJ Jimmy Jatt does an amazing job bringing together a massive team for his “The Industry” album, and “Onile” is another track off it that caught our attention.
Eedris Abdulkareem is a great guy because not a lot of persons can lead a double life. First, he is a radical that goes toe-to-toe with the President. Then he is a Rap Star. It’s amazing how. Now, following the hint Eedris dropped us on the other track off DJ Jimmy’s “The Industry” Album, we deduced he was still under the spell of shabby tongue-twisting, a rather embarrassing use of studio time. So based on that a few of us aren’t paying him much attention; and we pay dearly for that.
Take it three songs back from “I Am Legend” and we have “Onile”, a superfly helluva jam. VTek is a complete monster on the chorus, heaven knows. It is absolute madness really. The reality of this is a bit tasking as it has us taking back everything we said critiquing Eedris Abdul.
O’ my, Eedris is a beast! As though unsatisfied with one feature and needing an encore, he switches the hustle on Onile, raising the bar like unimagined. His lines are gritty, on point and straight up gangsta. Technically, what we see is he can be average on one song and outright supreme on another. And if you ask me, I don’t think Eedris is half as bad as critics like me have labeled him. In fact I am certain he isn’t the man we used to know. He brings a unique blend of creativity and expertise to this one, taking us back to the late Friday nights on Obalende and CMS, then his 50Cents-Airplane scuffle; scenes he fuses into a classic story with skilful rhyming. I was going to go on and on about Eedris’ masterful delivery on this, but I found it more efficient saving my words so you guys can listen and tell us what you think of the song.
A Hit or a Miss?
Henry Igwe (@ChibuzoHI)