Some see him as the next big thing since the Legendary Mode Nine. Some see him as overrated and others don’t know much about him apart from his “Sanctrum” which caught the airwaves 3 years ago. 5 projects in and Boogey is still as tenacious as he was when we first heard him.
In the past year he has released singles, consisting mostly of cover tracks of other artistes. He has shown his diversity and at the same time announcing his debut solo album “Nouveau Niveau”. The project was preceded by “Liquor night” feat Tay late last year to great reviews. Now his debut solo album is out and it’s a good work of art.
Nouveau Niveau is Boogey’s sixth project, his debut solo album. The album comprises a list of talented features both young and old bringing in a variety of styles. Boogey tries to experiment and show his more adventurous side.
The album contains 15 tracks with no skit or intro, just pure lyricism and vocals backing up to the fullest extent. He featured veteran Terry tha RapMan titled “Magic Man”, a must listen for lovers of hip hop. We also have another dope collabo with Jazzz Atta & Kemi Smallz on the track “Solo” produced by Black Intelligence which was released before the album launch. Great production, great lyrics, great back up.
From the album we have
1. Just A Man
The intro where a female voice (the shrink) speaks asking Boogey if he’s been taking his bars prescription. Boogey emerges with energy from under a serious hip hop production.
2. Lemme Know (Ft. Wondaboy)
Here he raps about how underrated he his with a cool collaboration with Wondaboy
3. Liquor Nights (Ft. Tay)
As I said before his first release, here the production was solid. A good mix of afro-beat with the pure hip hop groove to mix, Boogey does his thing
4. Solo (Ft. Jazzz Atta & Kemi Smallz)
Boom bap drums and pure vocals dominates the track with Boogey’s lyrics on women issues a sick track.
5. Happy Never After (Ft. Good Girl LA)
This is more of a dance floor afro-pop track, with Crazy Hooks so put on some dancing shoes.
6. Level VI
Brought in some fire on a sick East Coast styled (Brooklyn in particular) hip hop production.
7. Don’t Listen To This (I’m Wack II)
Not his usual style but tried to show some diversity on a track that sounds more like for wack rappers lolzz. Displays good breath control.
8. Magic Man (Ft. Terry Tha Rapman)
Graet Collab with a Legend, nice delivery and of course a very tight audio production.
9. Motions (Ft. Lady Donli)
This track has more of soul combined with sweet vocals from Lady Donli.
Other tracks from the album include
-Different Strokes (Ft. Onosz)
-Heaven Can Wait (Ft. Sojay)
-Prayers (Ft. Aina Moore & Samigold)
-Message To Heaven (Ft. Jane Sam)
-Voice Of God
What can I say?
I can go on and on about the album. But in conclusion I can say Boogey has become a more complete rapper. He has released an album worthy to be called a Nigerian hip hop classic. I recommended this album for hip hop lovers and haters alike.
About the author
Dablacceinstein is a rap artiste, a hip hop observer and a human rap music encyclopedia who is driven by the practice of the true culture. He was inducted into HipHopHead as a contributor in October 2017.
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