Nigerian born Gospel rapper/singer, Samuel O. Imo (aka Limoblaze) delivers a thought-provoking blend of melodic vocals, rap and spoken word in English and presumably a Nigerian dialect, set to the background of mostly a contemporary Afro-hip-hop tapestry of synthesized instrumentation and various percussive elements, occasionally incorporating more traditional Afro-Caribbean grooves and sounds without compromising the overall contemporary packaging. No FCCs. Favorite track: 15, honorable mentions: 4, 9, 11, 12 and 13. Review by Brian of LJH.
1) [1:52] male spoken word
2) [2:13] med/fast tempo, male vocals and spoken word/rap, synth and non-synth percussion, piano-driven
3) [3:04] med/fast tempo, male vocals and spoken word, synth keys driven, reggae feel drums with a synth “raking” accent
4) [3:21] med/fast tempo, male rap, mostly synth instrumentation; some aspects remind me of Trip Lee’s “Manolo"
5) [3:54] med/fast tempo, male vocals and spoken word / rap, overall hip-hop feel with hints of reggae, synth-centric, percussion features some xylophone (steel drum?) sections
6) [4:37] med tempo, smooth male “ballad” vocals with mostly English and some non-English sections, piano accompaniment
7) [3:00] med/fast tempo, male spoken word and vocals (some female backgrounds), general hip-hop feel with hints of reggae, light percussion, bass-driven, synth accents, piano outro
8) [1:31] male spoken word, electric guitar and piano background
9) [3:47]med tempo, male vocals, rap and spoken word, synthesizer, lighter on percussion
10) [3:41] med/fast tempo, male vocals and rap/ spoken word, synth keys, hip-hop beat
11) [3:20] (Feat. Abel Chungu) Med/fast tempo, male vocals with intermittent harmonies, effects and spoken word sections, sticks-centric percussion, piano, synth accents
12) [3:58] med/fast tempo, male vocals and spoken word/rap sections, Afro-Caribbean beat and vocal flow, bass-driven, synth keys & percussion
13) [4:15] fast tempo, male lead vocals and traditional-sounding male background vocals, upbeat Afro-Caribbean dance feel and vocal flow, dominant percussion with synth accents (strings?)
14) [4:19] med/fast tempo, smooth male vocals and rap/spoken word sections, hip-hop groove, percussion, synth keys, piano
15) [4:08] fast tempo male vocals and backgrounds, English and non-English sections, upbeat Afro-Caribbean dance feel and vocal flow, mostly bass-driven, some piano sections, synth accents, sticks-centric percussion; reminds me of Nathaniel Bassey, Papa San and Jonathan Butler.
16) [3:45] Med/fast tempo, female and male vocals and spoken word, electric guitar, accordion sounding instrument, synth bass, Afro-Caribbean traditional feel