Les Roses Rouges boss, Reminisce releases his highly anticipated extended playlist Vibes & Insha Allah.
The body of work consists of 6 tracks with guest artistes; Tiwa Savage, Fireboy DML, Mo, Fatimah Safaru with productions from Krizbeatz, Sarz, TMXO, LooneyTunes and Aivert.
Vibes is rapped over TMXO‘s drums with the introspection of a diary entry, tracking the things that’s been on Reminisce‘s mind – family, music, money, vibes – and setting the scene for what follows. Gbedu is an electric affair, producer Krizbeatz‘s application of percussive instruments peculiar to Fela’s Afrobeat and a voice on loop, saying “this kind gbedu/ gbedu wey go wound you”. Reminisce rides the beat in a series of carefree lines, the record drawing to a 2-minute run time, piquing interest for the listener as it segues into Jogodo. Perhaps the most poignant song on the record, Reminisce crafts an enjoyable experience around the subjects of consent, politicians, religious leaders, inebriation, slay mamas, and hip hop purism.
It is the reality of existence that one must speak one’s mind to the lengths he can afford, and Reminisce does that through this project, settling well-formed thoughts and philosophy in groovy production. Owo ni koko, he says on the money-adulating Ogaranya which pairs top Sarz production and the hook prowess of Fireboy DML. Primed as the lead single (with a forthcoming video directed by TG Omori), it is a bouncy record which sounds made for the intimate corners of a club house, a good time in sight. Eja Osan continues into that soundscape, with Reminisce calling up Tiwa Savage; her syrupy vocals compliment the grit of Reminisce‘s voice, powered by clashing percussions and a thumping bass line.
Whereas the previous songs might have taken one’s thoughts to the dancefloor, the last record Over 2.5 places you firmly in the streets. Here, it’s torn bet slips rather than shoes which fill the ground; Reminisce, himself a street aficionado, does this for the culture.
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