THE CUTS is a weekly round-up of songs and videos that has caught our attention or think you must hear. The music featured here aren’t genre specific. THE CUTS is delivered every FRIDAY
EL feat DopeNation – Ayeyi
Any Ghanaian with a bit of religious exposure knows how important it is to praise God for his mercies and blessings in life, no matter how little they may be. As his first single of the year, former ”VGMA Artist of the Year”, EL chose to praise God for his success. “Ayeyi” (which means Praises) has EL raps ”do your work right/you go get raise… only good things dey come if you get faith”, urging all not be lax. The PeeOnTheBeat (who seems to have the magic wand for EL) produced song features DopeNation, who did deliver a catchy, gospel fervour chorus. (DopeNation on this hook was something I never expected). Giving the contents of “Ayeyi”, EL is obviously following a workable route which began with ‘Koko’ (in 2016) and ‘Agbo’ (in 2017). With it’s catchy afropop beat and hook, ‘Ayeyi’ may rival ‘Koko’ in popularity, just that the second verse did fly off the song’s theme.
Kwame Yesu feat Questo- M’akoma
‘M’akoma’ is a slow burner tune with highlife elements about love and loving someone. Kwame Yesu, on the song, is willing to hand out his heart to a girl if she continues doing the little things she’s known for. Question who he features isn’t ready to say no to a threesome if she’s down with it. ‘M’akoma’ (My Heart) is from his EP “Friday Night Chillz”, which is dedicated to ‘those searching for love and betrayed by love’.
Okukuseku feat Lykay & Bryan The Mensah -I’m The Nigga.
Even Nas was forced to change his album’s name from ‘Nigger’ to ‘Untitled’ once. For these two, nobody can tell them nothing. Rapping over a hiphop beat built over heavy drum (think Mike Will MadeIt) by Okukuseku, who is the resident producer at WeirdXGenuis, Lykay and Bryan share their truths about the friends they roll with, their ambitions and uniqueness. There couldn’t have been any good time for these two highly regarded rappers to be on one song than now. They held their own as expected. This song is however 8 months old.
Uche B feat Spacely, RJZ & Kwesi Arthur – Ohemaa
Uche B is a producer. The three either rap or sing. On ‘Ohemaa’ (Queen), they talk about, you guessed it right their Ohemaa and why she’s special. The song has a good rhythm but isn’t one that would live with the listener after the song ends due to it’s generic feel-both theme and beat. RJZ did ok on hook (it’s repetitiveness aside), Kwesi Arthur brought his energy on, Spacely wasn’t exceptional. Uche B’s infusion of root rock reggae sample in the beat (it’s rare to hear that) is one of the best things about ”Ohemaa”