RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Talk about it-M.I
Everything remains raw-Dat nigga raw
Chief executive omoita-Da grin
Da Grin’s Chief executive omoita – Officially the hardest rap album of 2009, Da grin put a lot of hardwork into this album and what we eventually got was a purely street album laced with so much hunger and venom. its gonna be a pretty long time before we get an album as raw and uncut as da grin's solid effort. Hit singles like "pon pon pon", "kondo", "thank God" & "gboro" made this album a must have.
Dat nigga raw’s Everything remains raw – Classic is the only word with which nigga raw’s sophomore set can best be described. Who else can boast of seven straight singles in one album, especially a rap album. It is quite rare to listen to a naija album without skipping any song. From start to finish, this LP was pure heat, straight up fire. Singles like the Duncan mighty assisted “ko gbadun”, “ strong & mighty”, “shake una bodi”, “do am so”& “in love with an angel” made this album extra hot.
Kel’s The investment – Music industry’s sweetest girl successfully debuted and made mince meat of the opposition as she kept on dropping hit single after hit single from her solid debut album. With production from some of the best talents naija has to offer, kel served up songs like the Alaye & May d collabo “too fine”, “push”, “nobody else”, “dem don dey move” & “wa waa alright”.
MI’s Talk about it – If there was one album that was talked about all year round, it was this choc city representer’s debut. Although it was quietly released with minimal expectations, it was eventually blown up by well crafted songs like the lead single “talk about it”, “anoti”, “safe” & “crowd mentality” and the quality of jude abaga’s lyrics.
And the winner is…
DAT NIGGA RAW – EVERYTHING REMAINS RAW