I woke up to a notification from Google that Olamide has released his album, The Glory, on the day of OLIC 3 – Beast Mode. I am super excited to see what he has done on this. I am a big fan of the Owo Blow track.
Need a reminder, check out the intro video.
According to Google, the album has the following tracks:
The Glory Intro
Letter to Milli
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Underground (feat. Akuchi)
Pepper Dem Gang (feat. Davolee)
Lori Titi Yi
Grind (feat. So Sick)
Oluwa Loni Glory
Omo Wobe Anthem (feat. Burna Boy)
Symbol of Hope
Who You Epp (feat. Wande Coal & Phyno)
Sons of Anarchy (feat. Burna Boy & Phyno)
2Baba Zone (Bonus Track)
I expect this to be an interesting rap album.
But the big question is: how do I get a copy? I believe in supporting the artist by purchasing at least 1 copy of their work. Once I get a copy, I can proceed to download more (as backup).
Before the bloggers flood the Internet with their watermarked copies, the artist needs to ensure that his distribution process is locked down and on point. If I google your album, I should see a link to BUY (and that download the full album) legally.
Ok, now, I’m sure you’re done. Enjoyed it? I did too. I thought of replying via a tweet but 140 characters just wasn’t enough and his twitter handle is long.
I read the letter and had a rush of memories from my experience at Rhythm Unplugged 2008. Miming. Lip synching. CDs scratching. It was awful. The only performances I enjoyed were the jokes by the comedians and MI. MI actually tried to sing but eventually threw some CDs into the crowd to distract people.
Is this what I paid for? Someone to come and stage and sing songs I had already crammed? Livestream this and let me watch at home. Home is safe. Oh, when leaving the “concert”, someone shot in the air to disperse the crowd and allow the MoHits crew drive out. The same MoHits crew that arrived at the venue at around 3am and they were obviously tired from performing at other shows.
Is this what I paid for? Some artist got on stage and the CD skipped. he had the audacity to turn it to a joke. My CD at home doesn’t skip and even if it did, I know the lyrics of your song.
Is this what I paid for? Granted the show was sponsored by a Beer company (can’t remember now Guinness or Star), there was nothing else to drink. I don’t drink beer. I was hungry. The beer was free though. In retrospect, I should have carted away as much beer as possible, sold and recouped my money.
Is this what I paid for? I was promised an experience of a lifetime. Granted, I got an experience, that is why I am never attending a Rhythm Unplugged anymore, unless I get a free ticket and a free ride.
I do attend concerts. EMUfest by Beautiful Nubia is an experience I do my best not to miss every year. There, you can actually see the artists sing and you can sing along. No DJ in sight (maybe he is good at hiding them). No lip synching (as far as I can see). No skipping CDs (it is a live band performing). Worst scenario ever experienced? PHCN struck but the guy continued singing without breaking a beat. If you have never experienced the joy of a dark concert (PHCN strikes, but the music doesn’t stop), you can not possibly understand what I am talking about.
Oh, Nigerian Hip-hop artists, take note. His letter really addresses a lot, I don’t feel I need to repeat it here.
Oladipo Ademola Esq (no, I’m not a lawyer. Fear not, I’m not going to sue you, yet)