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The Lecture by Jamix: An excellent piece of collaborative and sonic genius [Pulse Anniversary Album Review]

Most notably, he produced ‘At all times On My Thoughts’ off their traditional sophomore album, Expressions. On the time, his producer tag was merely “JAMIX!” Later, he produced for OD and Modenine.

By 2011 he was a veteran who had advanced however was firmly caught in Hip-Hop, which birthed, nurtured and educated him. The identical 12 months, he launched his critically-acclaimed album, The Lecture. Apparently, Styl Plus made an look on ‘24/7‘ off the album.

In his review for Nigerian Hip-Hop, former Editor-In-Chief of Pulse Nigeria and present Director of Advertising and marketing at Opay, Osagie Alonge described the album as comprising, “of varied artistes; largely dominated by Northern based mostly emcees (although they’ve made a transition to the ‘Centre of Excellence’).

Alonge goes additional to say, “Jamix performs protected by putting his belief with acquainted faces on this album, the album roaster options artistes he has both beforehand labored with or has a robust musical bond with.

On the finish of his evaluation, he described The Lecture as “an important album to take heed to, for the younger: an album to check, for the older: an album to cherish,” and he was proper.

Whereas the A&R route of the album is impeccable and it options a few of the most wonderful collaborations that Nigeria has ever seen, its best trait was its manufacturing.

Together with his core classes in Hip-Hop over time, Jamix produces a slew of pleasing, commercially viable Hip-Hop beats, wealthy on resonant, authoritative melodies that solely he can conjure. He additionally made positive that his percussion consistently produced a bounce.

That sound is birthed straight off the R&B-infused business Hip-Hop sound of the early-2000s which was championed by producers like J Dilla, Simply Blaze, The Neptunes, Irv Gotti, Dr. Dre and some others. The sound aided the success of a number of No. 1 information from that period. Its slowed down model is what Eminem used to convey a slew of D12 tasks.

One solely has to take heed to the manufacturing for ‘Maintain Up’ to catch the influences. That mentioned, the beat that birthed ‘Lyncology‘ is closely harking back to Timbaland and Magoo period or the Scott Storch run between 2004 and 2008.

2011 loved the residual results of the golden 12 months of Nigerian – 2010. Thus, songs like ‘Omo Naija’ discovered their method onto Alaba playlists after which to radio earlier than changing into cult hits.

Nonetheless, there are some standout moments throughout the album. One was Terry G‘s second of insanity alongside 9ice and MI Abaga on, ‘Omo Naija.‘ Though the document dropped in and round different sentimental nationalist information like ‘We Are Africans’ by JJC, it discovered its place.

Wizkid’s verse/hook on ‘My Celebration’ was one other standout second and so have been Modenine‘s and OD’s monstrous verses on the traditional posse minimize, ‘Freestyle Session.’

When all is claimed and accomplished, this author’s favorite observe on the album is, ‘Pull The Plug’ that includes 5mics and OD.

Regardless of the case is, we all know we will all the time have ‘The Lecture,’ which can be a wealthy mattress for samples within the close to future and in the fitting arms.

When that realization hits, we all know the youngsters are alright, we all know Nigerian Hip-Hop is nice and we all know we’re going to be wonderful.

We all know we will all the time have an album of 24 stable beats and a bellowing legend.

Thanks, Jamix.

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