T.I Blazeteams up withSkiibiifor the release ofKILO, a new song produced byNipheys. This record serves as a follow up to his debut EP titled, “The Fresh Prince Of Lagos“.
When “Sometimes”—T.I BLAZE’s sanguine ballad about the hustle and strife that characterised his growing-up years—blew up near the end of 2021, it all but confirmed the mutation of Nigerian street pop from the jarring, percussion-inflected bacchanal fare of its origin to an almost therapeutic art form fuelled by angst and personal demons.
On The Fresh Prince of Lagos EP, T.I BLAZEleans into this meditative essence, settling on an eclectic fusion of minimalist drum patterns, soulful synths, and string arrangements that create an immersive sound. The first words uttered on “Try” offer a portent into the anxiety-ridden mind of the newcomer whose hollowed-out raps and nimble melodies overpoweringly hammer on the indisputable utility of money.
“KILO” is the short form of Kilode (which means What Happen?). Listen to whatT.I BlazeandSkiibiihas to say below;