Artiste – Oritse Femi
Album – Corporate Miscreant
Features – Kosere, White Man, Citiboi, Shokah, Reekado
Banks, Flekta Man, HHS
Producers – Dabeat, Hycienth, BeatByBen, Obodo, Puffy
Tee, Citiboi, Young D Label – MSN Gang/Arogunmenite Sounds (2016)
Duration – 72 minutes
Corporate Miscreant is the Musical Taliban’s fifth studio
album. Oritsefemi has been in the industry for quite some
time and it is surprising he is still on the B-list. I don’t know
what inspired the album title but I strongly doubt that it is a
track on the album. With the only notable name on album
being Reekado Banks, Oritsefemi did little on collaboration.
Corporate Miscreant is a compilation of efforts from 6
producers. Below is an objective tour of the album.
No Dutty: There is just something about this track I love, its
tempo is very different, Oritsefemi tried to rap on this and it
was not all that bad, proper introduction.
Happy Day: From the name you can guess what it would
sound like, it is a typical jolly good track, groovy but nothing
Eyo: Anyone who remembers the popular ‘eyo’ song can
relate to this. This track is a remake of that song; it is
basically a tribute to Lagos and the eyo masquerade.
Baby Boo: With his voice, you already know that Oritsefemi
can slay any love song, which is exactly what he did here.
On Rewind: Started out like the track had a message to
deliver until the beat kicked in and then he went dance hall on
it, another confusing track on album.
Freestyle: The track is a bit confusing, it sounded like
freestyle but it actually isn’t. It was simply a total waste of
Korrekt ft. Kosere: Oritsefemi should know not all songs
must be on the album; this song had no business on the track
Sanumi: Heard this song and I did not know when it ended.
Maybe it should not have been included. Oritsefemi was
making an attempt to bring back the ‘ flog politican koboko’
vibe but it was not as good.
Ongbalarami: Oritsefemi knows how to slay a galala sound.
This is exactly what he did here the only flaw here is that he
started chanting ‘ gomina’ and it had me confused about the
song title, maybe he recorded the song immediately after
dropping the gomina track.
Awo Ewaa: This track has a good a message as well as good
tempo. I noticed the chemistry between Oritsefemi and Dabeat
on every song they worked on.
Olo Noni: This is one of those tracks to listen to if you are
feeling down and need your spirit lifted. It is one of the few
tracks with a strong message on this album.
Baby Oku: This track should not have made the list.
Oritsefemi had nothing to offer on this track.
Emi Ni ft. White Man, Citiboi & Shokah: Okay, so this
track was supposed to sound hardcore, which it did but the
problem here is the track was bit too crowded. Also
Oritsefemi got lost within the sound, he had very little to do
Mr Gomina ft. Reekado Banks: When you have Reeky tom
tom on a track you should expect a sick sound. Also, kudos to
Dabeat for the flawless production.
Omidan: At first I was enjoying the ride on this song until I
heard ‘row, row, row your boat’, I just gave up on the song.
It would have been a decent track, if only it had a better hook.
Ara N Bada ft. Flekta Man: A typical Oritsefemi song,
nothing much to say here.
God Pikin: Oritsefemi returned to his hometown. He used his
native tongue in conveying his message on this track. From
what I could deduce, the track is gospel.
Ile Aiye ft. HHS: Channelling Fela’s spirit, Oritsefemi was
speaking wisdom on this track with the help of singer HHS.
Fine Woman: This is probably one of my favourite tracks; it
was all shades of good sound. The only flaw is it sounds a bit
like Patoranking’s my woman, my everything.
Knack Am: An average track, at first it sounded like a high
life but the drum was way too fast for the piano.
Give Thanks: This track was a closing remark to the album
and I must say there is really no better way to end the album
than with a gospel song about appreciation.
One thing, despite not having any A-list or B-list producer on
this album, the production did not suck. If you have been a
loyal fan of Oritsefemi since day zero, then it won’t be hard to
digest this album. Although he failed to deliver on a couple of
tracks, all in all it is a good album.
Rating – 2.5/5
Reviewed by Daniel Enisan
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