Monday, 20 June 2011

Talk About It: Super C Season (Album) by Naeto C. (By ArtGuiness)

Is it a bird or a plane/no its super C and the levels don change..."
The levels changed truly on Super C Season, the second studio album of Naeto C, the "only MC with an MSc"..
The album, released on "love weekend" 2011, contains 17 world class songz, which have the ability to stand on their own. Production on the album was handled by TY Mix, Dokta Frabz, Terry G, Sarz and Sossick.
The album lived up to expectations and although the hype was little and not deserving for an artiste of his caliber,the album entered into my books (and a lot of other people) as one of the best Nigerian Rap Albums ever.

The album was a show of braggadocio (naeto has bragging rights anyway), with songz like True ft. Omawunmi, C me finish, Ako mi ti Poju, Carry ur shoulder, Gidi lo mine, 10/10 etc., spiced up with some good love flavour evident in Duro, Afuru'm gi n'anya, 5&6 and Ex-Girlfriend. It also has thoughtful pieces like Share my blessings ft. Asa and Voodoo which are guaranteed to cause reflections andeven force a tear out of very emotional people. The album showed real versatility, seeing naeto go in on almost every kind of instrumental and covering almost every topic. With super C season, Naeto C raised the bar for Nigerian MCs and showed people what an album should sound like.

Naeto showed maturity in the use of his lyrics, deciding not to follow the current trend of indiscriminately dropping punchlines (or punchlies as i would like to call some) but nailed d coffins with them instead
A sleeping lion does not lose any of his strength, in the same vein, the fact that an MC doesnt drop punchlines like Wizzy in 6'7' doesnt make him lyrically weak. Hope Nigerians learn from this...

Naeto C stuck to his trademark liad back flow, speedin up on a few tracks (Skimpololo, 5&6 etc), makin the album a rider's delight and an ideal companion on a flight. If u are a big fan of TuPac'z rap style, u prolly shouldnt listen to Naeto.

Production: The bulk of production was handled by TY Mix
and supported by Sarz, Sossick, Dokta Frabz, Terry G, etc. The beats were on point and suitable for the occassion, as well as suited to Naeto'z flow. I particularly love the electric guitars added to the DaGrin version of Ako Mi Ti Poju, and the acoustic guitars on Voodoo(big ups to Sarz). Omawunmi'z vocals on True were truly soothing and melodious, helpin you appreciate the song more. I cant point a finger on the production. Nobody can.

The Rest Of It: The album pictures were nice, iLiked the dedication page, like his signature...bla bla bla. He kept the album cover simple, sticking to the 'less is better' principle. I also like the fact that he did not make much noise like most of his colleagues, but he let the album speak for itself.

Best Song: C me finish
Best Instrumental: Ako Mi Ti Poju (nice use of guitars), Voodoo.
Song with Best Content: Share My Blessings
Best Vocals: True (Omawunmi tho)
On repeat: 10/10.
Last Words: Naeto is one of our biggest Musical Exportz. Great Album, few things to quarel with, though Naeto should work on his Igbo, u almost cant recognise it. He definately changed the weather with this one.
Album rating: 88%
Best Line: "who are u to prescribe without being a doctor?"
Thumbs Up: A soothing and impeccable delivery.
Hand fallerz: A poor command of the Igbo Language.

Yours Truly,
Art Guiness

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