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Shallipopi “Planet Pluto” EP Review

Planet Pluto – EP

Shallipopi

  • Genre: Worldwide
  • Date: 10 Jul, 2023
  • Content: explicit
  • Region: NGA
  • Track(s): 6
  • ℗ 2023 Plutomania / Dvpper Music

Shallipopi, a Nigerian music superstar, has emerged as a force to be reckoned with following the release of his much-anticipated debut EP, “Planet Pluto.” The six-track project highlights Shallipopi’s incredible talent and introduces listeners to his distinct sound.

Each tune demonstrates Shallipopi’s flexibility as he flawlessly combines diverse genres while infusing his own distinct style. The EP also boasts the enthralling, previously released remix of “Elon Musk” featuring Fireboy DML and Zlatan, the project’s only two guest appearances.

EP Cover Art

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Shallipopi, dripping steeze, stands alone in a dimly lit room, like someone in deep reflection, as his back is turned to the camera, while he blows thick smokes of the lala into the air. The room may also depict the incarcerated state he was in before the EP’s successful rollout. Thankfully, Evian is active.

Tracks and Features

Sampling some local music in his dialect, Shallipopi kicks things off with the upbeat “Obapluto.” Shalli just enjoys himself on the Busy-produced track, hailing himself and his Pluto geng. After the hot first verse, he lets Busy do his thing, while he does some sick ad-libs in the background. It also does not slip his mind to give major props to his new distribution management, Dapper.

Riding on the energy of that hot beginner, “Ex Convict” takes over, and the rapper, through sleek lines and catchy street slangs, takes us back to his short stint behind bars. But instead of gloom and doom, Shalli summons us to the dancefloor. And if there is one thing you should know about about Shallipopi, it is that he never leaves his Pluto homeys behind. He takes his time to give shout-outs to all his dawgs that thugged it out with him in jail, mentioning their nicknames one after the other. Talk about loyalty to the core.

Shalli hits the “Speedometer” in the next track, rapping over the Amapiano-infused beat produced by the sensational Busy, about the superstar lifestyle and minding his business. Of course, it wouldn’t be a complete Shallipopi song if it doesn’t contain his signature stamp of hyping his guys. Most importantly, the song is a perfect comeback at all his critics that believed the end of his blossoming career came when he was arrested months ago.

Starting with the disclaimer, “Shallipopi dey stagger now,” the rapper prepares us for a total deviation from the street, gangster Shallipopi we have come to know, to a version head over heels in love in “Melanin Touch.” The deviation of character even influenced Busy’s production as he chose a warmer touch that embraced the romantic theme. Shallipopi really doesn’t fancy neighbors knocking when he’s chilling with his babe, especially when he is preparing to take on the duties of her in-house piping plumber.

Returning to default setting in “Ahead Ahead,” Shalli begins the song by shouting out his producer and buddy, the talented Busy. Then he stunts on all the chicks that shunned him when he was broke and prides himself one of the realest. As he pumps himself up to keep forging ahead, he doesn’t fail to declare his love for the kush and all his fans. It’s low-key funny how the rapper would sing about love and things, only to jump back into the streets the next second. Inside life.

However, we return to the dancefloor for the next song. Ending the project in style, Shallipopi invites the phenomenal Fireboy DML and the versatile Street-hop rapper, Zanku himself, Zlatan, for the remix of the “Elon Musk” remix. Together, they all preach the street gospel of getting to the bag by any means possible and reaping the dividends of grinding.

Tracklist

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1 Obapluto Shallipopi 2:50
2 Ex Convict Shallipopi 3:22
3 Speedometer Shallipopi 3:33
4 Melanin Touch Shallipopi 2:41
5 Ahead Ahead Shallipopi 3:32
6 Elon Musk Shallipopi, Fireboy DML & Zlatan 3:24

EP Theme

Survival, resilience, and brotherhood loyalty.

Production Credits

His longtime producer, Busy, handled production.

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