Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Music Review: Basketmouth’s ‘Horoscopes’ Reveals The Various Musical Perspectives Of His Talent

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Nigerian ace comedian cum musician Basketmouth dropped his second studio album titled Horoscopes and everyone is talking about it.

The album has so many amazing features which includes Simi, Peruzzi, Falz, Buju, 2Baba, Blaqbonez, Wande Coal, Johnny Drille, Flavour, The Cavemen, Illbliss, Dremo, and others. According to Basketmouth, he is really happy with the turnout of this particular album because he put in a lot of work and he also wanted people to see the musical side of him, hence the title, Horoscopes.

This musical journey starts with Love and Life which features Johnny Drille, Simi, and MI and the intro by Johnny is just amazing. What makes this musical piece stand out is the seamless flow of one voice into another, the apt way it blends is just beautiful. Your Body features Buju, talking about that side of Basketmouth that is a loverboy. Buju on this track is actually making sense, okay his voice always makes him stand out. For someone who has not been in the music industry for a long time and is able to bring different aspects of life in lyrics and beats, it is commendable.

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Listen has Wande Coal on it and there is no how WC will be on a track and that track wouldn’t be lovable. Basketmouth has shown that he will be walking along the lines of DJ Jimmy Jatt, Larry Gaga, and others where they own the song but have features with musicians who do the singing, and it seems to be working for him. Celowi has one of Nigerian’s best songwriters Peruzzi on it and that just seals the deal. Celowi once again talks about that lady that has caught his attention and he definitely has to get her. So far, Basket has been doing well in the beat department because his musicality has been on point. Money features Oxlade and Efya who speak about what will happen when they get money, and in real life, we are seeing it already.
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Light is been shed on the advantages and disadvantages of money but irrespective, the pros outweigh the cons. Trouble features 2Baba and Blaqbonez, the anthem of Basket being said at the beginning of every song is just dope, now that is what we call a signature. 2Baba and Blaqbonez create pure magic on this track as they make it known that they will be doing what they are doing irrespective of what people say. The thought process put into selecting the features for this body of work is obvious and we have to give Basket a thumbs up on Horoscopes. The Cavemen and Kwabena Kwabena give life to the track The Traveler stresslessly. Here the African who moves from one place to another is being spoken about from a different perspective. Leave Me has Falz and Reekado Bankz giving us vibes upon vibes in ace. Their combo is another combo on this body of work that should be given the high five because their sound is just beautiful. The song that rounds up this body of work is Assembly of Gods and it is really an assembly of gods because we have Falz, The Cavemen, Dremo, Illbliss, Flavour, and Magnito, come on what else do you expect. This song is the kind of song that will make you nod your head unconsciously and have you humming it when you are not aware. This last track is like the best on this entire album.
Final Thoughts
Basketmouth’s Horoscopes shows us Basket from different perspectives and his musical prowess. This body of work gets a 6/10. Listen to the album Horoscopes here;

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