Ycee “First Wave” didnt make any big undulation.
The phrase ‘Tiny-tainment baby’ from a female voice is knowned to be the signature intro to almost every Ycee songs. In 2015, he ruled the airwaves with his hit single ‘Jagaban’. The remixed version with Olamide that followed, unleashed Ycee’s musicality to the streets more. But the E-kelly produced ‘Omo Alhaji’ has been the peak single of his musical career. The bouncy party song was the jam that is still rocking every club and “we already know that he’s the life of the party”.
Now he gave us “First Wave”, an EP that he has been hyping since late 2016. Housing 8 tracks featuring Falz, Maleek Berry, Seyi Shay and South African rapper ‘Kly’, with the pre-released single ‘Link Up’ with Reekado Banks on the EP. Track One “Wavy”, he started “Oh.. No.. No Here I go again, walked in the room like f-ck everything”. Afrotrap song which sounded like a combination of Dremo & South African Nasty C. The braggadocio atmosphere of the song is very good. The themes of “First Wave” goes from braggadocio to romance to hustle to turn-up and to all other expressions from a Nigerian party pooper.
The two Maleek Berry’s inclusions are the less devastating tracks on the EP. On “Juice”, Ycee provided the hooks “Too much juice, toom much sauce”. While “Dont need bae” is just a low-energy Berry beat which is shouting out to all independent women but this time, Maleek only provides the production.
The fifth track “Bubbly” shows Falz having fun with his artistic craft & comic style, He goes thus “Shey Recession still dey this economy… I no know, me Im still getting dollars,….Shout out to the legitimate hustlers”.
Other songs like ‘Kill nobody’ and ‘Need to know’ have nothing significant to show except the good hooks provided by Afro-R&B singer ‘Seyi Shay’ from the latter.
The EP is just the beginning to Ycee’s journey to greatness. With its druggy and low-energy style, FIRST WAVE EP did not really make any big undulation.
ALBUM RATING: 5.8/10
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REVIEW by MAVIN [Graphics designer, Brand expert, Music Editor (08157447855]