There’s so much new music being released that it’s hard for even the most loyal fans to wade through the trash to find the gems. That’s why we’ve created #BumpThis – a Friday series that features new songs, by and featuring Nigerians, that you absolutely need to hear.
Payper Corleone, Sinzu & Hotyce — “Full Effect”
The last two years have been pretty good for hip-hop in Nigeria, with a lot more attention being paid to the oft-ignored genre. Sure, it’s been mostly due to tedious pissing contests about who the greatest rapper really is, but we’ll just have to take what we get.
So, to kick off the year in rap, Payper Corleone, Sinzu and Hotyce teamed up for “Full Effect” – 2020’s first proper hip-hop record. While the production work isn’t particularly inventive, the song is clearly just an excuse for the three stars to flex, and that they do.
On the track, all three of them brag about a host of different things — from their way with the ladies to their skill behind the mic. Spitting an endless barrage of solid bars, everyone delivers, but it’s the legendary Sinzu who unsurprisingly emerges as the song’s MVP.