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Rexxie ‘Big Time’ Album Review

Big Time

Rexxie

  • Genre: Afrobeats
  • Date: 09 Mar, 2023
  • Content: explicit
  • Region: NGA
  • Track(s): 12
  • ℗ 2023 HitxlabNG / Dvpper Music

Nigerian award-winning producer and songwriter Rexxie has released his eagerly awaited sophomore album, “Big Time,” following his recent releases in 2023 and his wildly successful run of hits in 2022. Rexxie’s “Big Time” reaffirms his desire to influence the global Afrobeats and Nigerian music industry significantly.

Album Cover Art

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The spotlight is on Rexxie, who dons black attire and sits on a red chair with his palms clapped together like he is praying, but that’s just him feeling himself. Beside him is a shelf of pieces of vinyl and books, and sitting on the shelf is a vinyl CD player and landline telephone. Antique vibe. Even the album cover displays Rexxie’s evolution happening Big Time.

Tracks and Features

Lojay and his stellar songwriting begin the album with “Asiko (Big Time).” If there is one thing about Lojay, he will express himself in the most vulnerable yet soothing manner. On the Rexxie-produced track, Lojay sings about a love interest who wouldn’t accept his love and affection if he did not part ways with the bandz. In the same vein, he exposes his meandering ways with side chicks. Lojay works well with the Amapiano-infused beat to serve crispy melodies. The formidable music duo from Port Harcourt, Ajebo Hustlers, grace the next track, “Call My Phone.” They reminded their lover of their unflinching support, especially when a shoulder to cry on is needed. They reassure their love interests and even encourage them to have their numbers on speed dial. Amapiano makes another appearance on this beat created together by Rexxie and Niphkeys.

Minz and Runtown appear on “Slow Whine,” bearing smooth party vibes. And including the trumpet sounds in the beat composition was a fantastic business choice. The party continues on “Dinero” with Alpha P and Azanti. In the song, the pair announce to the ladies with bright futures behind them that they are loaded. They just want to have fun with dem girlies while they cover all the bills. The beat shines differently when the violin gets blended into the mix. This would make a great bounce for the dancefloor. Things slow down a notch on the next tune, co-produced by Louddaaa and Rexxie, Teni and Sarkodie disprove the “Fallacy” of true love not being real as they sing about how they found true love amid all the wild misconceptions surrounding the subject of love.

“Taka Oshi,” featuring fast-rising artist, Berri-Tiga, comes next. Berri vehemently rejects bad energy and does not care a hoot about jealousy. He just wants to “jolli” in peace while he gets to the money. Rexxie links up with his G, Lagos’ sweetheart, Zinoleesky, on “No More Condition,” released before the album as a lead single. Zino was counting his blessings and bragging about his incredible singing prowess. From having zero agreements and conditions, “Lagos” gets put on the map with the assistance of L.A.X, Busiswa, and Shashie, who completely understand the assignment and deliver over the Amapiano party instrumental.

NSG and Zlatan tally up the “Credit Score” on the next track with an upbeat tempo, and they all hold down their fortes. What’s funny but relatable about a portion of their lyrics is leading two lives; the one version pleases your parents, and the other version you never want them to discover. A singing Backroad Gee pops in on “Again,” delivering some hard bars about life and struggles on the streets and how all he wants, more than anything, is to make money. Then comes the popular party jam “Abracadabra,” whose remix features Wizkid alongside Skiibii and Naira Marley. The party favorite becomes the album’s curtain fall.

Tracklist

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TITLE

ARTIST

TIME

1 Asiko (Big Time) Rexxie & Lojay 2:38
2 Call My Phone Rexxie & Ajebo Hustlers 2:17
3 Slow Whine Rexxie, Minz & Runtown 2:33
4 Dinero Rexxie, Alpha P & Azanti 3:07
5 Fallacy Rexxie, Teni & Sarkodie 3:31
6 Taka Oshi Rexxie & Berri-Tiga 2:13
7 No More Condition Rexxie & Zinoleesky 2:54
8 Lagos Rexxie, Busiswa, L.A.X & Shashie 4:19
9 Credit Score Rexxie, Zlatan & NSG 4:00
10 Abracadabra Rexxie, Naira Marley & Skiibii 3:02
11 Again Rexxie & BackRoad Gee 2:50
12 Abracadabra (feat. Wizkid) Rexxie, Naira Marley & Skiibii 2:52

Album Theme

Rexxie is paying no mind to distractions, focused on having a fantastic time as he stays grinding hard for the dough. There are also some themes of love, but everything is wrapped in good hood vibes.

Production Credits

Rexxie, Louddaaa, Niphkeys, X, and other talented creatives worked on the album’s production.

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