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Reminisce “ATSG, Vol. 1” Album Review

ATSG, Vol. 1

Reminisce

  • Genre: Worldwide
  • Date: 27 Oct, 2023
  • Content: explicit
  • Region: NGA
  • Track(s): 13
  • ℗ 2023 LESROSESROUGE ENTERTAINMENT, with exclusive license to ONErpm

“ATSG Vol. 1,” Reminisce’s first album in seven years, has finally been released. Fans are excited about the possibility of a continuation project, which is hinted at by the presence of “Vol. 1” in the album title. “ATSG Vol.1” has been long anticipated, and the finished product is well worth the wait. Whether you know Yoruba or not, the new project is a beautiful listening experience.

Traditional Yoruba and Fuji music, as well as modern Yoruba music, are frequently used as inspiration for the rapper, which he translates into more modern and easily consumable portions. As a result, the project has high-quality sound production as well as lyrical and conceptual depth. “ATSG Vol. 1” has to be his most radio-friendly release to date.

In addition, with “Alaye To Se Gogo Vol. 1,” Reminisce puts on display his veteran experience in the music business. He has continuously developed and produced tunes that end up becoming classics. He deserves a lot more recognition for this.

Album Cover Art

Reminisce &Quot;Atsg, Vol. 1&Quot; Album Review, Yours Truly, Reviews, December 10, 2023

In a pitch black background, Reminisce wears a durag and a straight face as he stares keenly into the distance. Some hues of red can also be spotted on the right half of his face.

Tracks and Features

The opening track, “Eyes,” features among of the strongest saxophone solos on the Nigerian scene, as well as outstanding choir backing. It establishes the overall intensity of the record; it becomes more intense here. In addition, Mayorkun performs the hook, which is one of his best contributions to a hip-hop single. If you know ball, you can tell “Eyes” is a whole jam. The production is excellent, drawing inspiration from various Nigerian sounds.

“Awon Aye” has some of the best tunes and an innovative use of the saxophone. Yoruba speakers and those that understand the lingo might be able to discern exactly how beautifully composed this track was, as the rapper does most of his raps in his native tongue.

“Orin” describes Reminisce’s path to his current position. A song like this helps us comprehend the obstacles he had to overcome for his music to reach this level of quality. Beside the fact that practically every song on the album has a backup choir, including this one, the production team does a great job of utilizing various voices. And when Olamide rendered the hook, the song turns into one of the best tracks on the album. On this song, Reminisce sounds more distinct from the rest on the tracklist, which also shows range!

With BNXN on the hook and the incredibly gifted D Smoke, “Hustle” is mainly in English. The song talks about working hard and being persistent in achieving your goals. D Smoke busts a verse that flows naturally from line to line, matching Reminisce’s intensity on this song. On this one, you have two rap maestros are at work, for real. To further enhance the jam’s listening trip, they threw in some backup saxophone sounds.

In “ENKR,” the three rappers that appear on the song sound like a bandit of vicious lyricists spitting some of their hardest bars yet. Ycee slides through and kills his verse. With his spicy flow on this song, Rhookcastle, the track’s second feature, engraves his name in stone. He’s definitely one act to look out for.

The song “Shina Peters” is the one where Reminisce’s ingenuity and elite lyricism is clear, which is why his music will endure. His songs, including this one, have always shown a brilliant blend of both modern Yoruba music and traditional fuji rhythms. And because that is also Mohbad’s creative strength, his combo with Mohbad is a musical match made in Yoruba heaven. They come together to make a smooth, feel-good tune.

The interlude, “Rotate,” ushers us into the party portion of the album. DJs will undoubtedly play this tune to energize club goers throughout this detty December season. The tune “Olu Maintain” features Odumodublvck, Dremo, Powpeezy, and Reminisce, who rip the track into pieces like lions with anger issues.

Love ballads have always been written well by Reminisce. When he chooses to use it, his poetry accelerates, which makes “Why” special song. In his lyrics, Reminisce frets about his vulnerabilities and hopes that his woman doesn’t up and leave one day.

The album’s most calm track is “Mora.” In the song, Reminisce expresses his untainted love for a love interest. A lot of weddings are about to catch this vibe, as it sounds like a fantastic addition to the Nigerian wedding playlist. Rounding things up, Reminisce remarks on the status of the hip-hop industry in “Recycle,” claiming that nothing has changed since he last released a record.

Tracklist

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TITLE

TIME

1Eyes (feat. Mayorkun)3:31
2Awon Aye2:52
3Orin (feat. Olamide)3:14
4Hustle (feat. Bnxn & D Smoke)3:09
5Recycle1:29
6E.N.K.R (feat. Ycee & Rhookcastle)2:58
7Shina Peters Ft. MohBad2:46
8Rotate (Interlude)1:12
9Olu Maintain (feat. ODUMODUBLVCK, Dremo & Powpeezy)2:35
10Why? (feat. Oxlade)3:04
11Mora2:46
12Tight (feat. Kayode)2:39
13Mora2:46

Album Theme

The album explores a variety of topics, including social commentary and personal experiences, all of which are richly woven together with melodies and beats.

Production Credits

Producers on the new record include Eskeez, F3tickxx, Fiokee, Goldswarm, Jomaine, Niphkeys, Phantom (NG), Pimpzbeat, Quebeats, Rhookcastle, Sarz & Teekaz.

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