The wait is over.
M.I aka Jude Abaga aka Mr. Incredible returns with a 17 tracker after a 4 year lay-off.
The album entitled ‘The Chairman’ is his third full length studio album and will be released towards the end of October 2014. The album features a slew of artistes and producers in what promises to be M.I’s most complete and well-realised album to date.
Speaking to staging.sabinews.com at an exclusive album listening session attended by young producer, L-3 and Loopy music artiste, Ruby, an excited MI talked about rap and the music world, fame and fortune as well as puns and punishing work schedules.
“This was a very collaborative album,” he said acknowledging the contributions of many young producers and musicians who worked on the album. “It’s been a 2 year long process.”
The Chairman is a sonic delight and is M.I at his best, music wise. This is a mature, confident and sure-footed album, one that is complete in all ramifications with something for everyone from hard core hip hop aficionados to dilettantes as well as hip-life and afrobeats fans.
There are hard-thumping, dance-floor jamming beats, mellifluous flutes and wailing guitar riffs, swirling orchestral arrangements and auto-tune inspired aural cocktails, dance hall beats and high life accented songs as well as wild out baby making music.
The Chairman is a conceptual audio-fest that recalls in many ways Kendrick Lamar’s break out second studio album Good Kid: MA.A.d City, with its engaging plot line, masterful rap style as well as gripping and dramatic lyrics.
This is autobiography, memoir and manual; the reminiscences of a maestro at the top of his game. It’s a, been there, done that chronicle.
Artistes on the album include 2face and Sound Sultan, Patoranking and Olamide, Phyno and Runtown, Ice Prince and Sarkodie, Comedienne Chi Girl and new comer, Milli while producers include music prodigy L3 and Reinhard amongst other better known names.
Watch this space for full album review coming soon
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