Music Review: ‘Summer Time’ by MI, Ice Prince, Loose Kaynon And Jesse Jagz [Extended Version]

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“A dashing piece of art in form and style, Jesse’s addition brings it more acclaim. The drums are heavy on it; moving slowly yet with full intent, grinding the synths and guitars into a rich, tuneful blend.”

“The production of the song inspires hope and the entire arrangement of the track is a blessing. Summer Time is a good song but it doesn’t touch the infernal legacy of the Choc Boiz crew.”

 

Let’s get one thing straight: There hasn’t been a better hip hop unit than the Choc Boiz down here in forever. And so their split was quite the big blow on the Hip hop faction of Nigerian music.

 

When Jesse Jagz left the unit, frankly; a lot left with him.

 

Fast forward few years, a couple albums and tours later and we have them boys together again. Jesse is back! And we confirm this on the Summer Time joint they put out yesterday. Or extension, if you may.

 

Upon Summer Time’s original release, I thought of it as a dashing piece of art; both in form and style. With this Jesse addition, there is obviously more acclaim. One listens and thinks of the joint as a more balanced body of work, brilliantly crafted and carrying many market-viable features. The radio-readiness of the song is live too. Everything about the piece is live, reminiscent of the glorious old path the boys rode on.

 

The drums are heavy; moving slowly yet with full intent, grinding the synths and guitars into a rich, tuneful blend. The composition spills enough juice to keep us on course in parts where the beats go under. The result of this is the raw, driving balance of ST. And yes, we love Jagz’s reggae influenced contribution to this. We love how he announced his come back to the gang in such clear-cut, ace way and manner.

 

Uche Briggs, critic and Brands Executive, thinks of the song thus;

“Summer Time should be sizzling hot but it is only a cathartic release from a cold, dark time where the Choc Boiz were in limbo. Ice Prince breaks the ice with his interestingly dope verse and hands the baton to MI who turns the beat around for a minute before digging in – almost like the ritual you engage in when you encounter hot rice, beans and stew. Jesse Jagz seems to be signaling that he needs to be the head honcho of the Choc City Mafia. His delivery is classic Jesse – calm, assured and measured. But it is the bridge that makes one want to light some cannabis and walk right into the NDLEA headquarters screaming: “Is there No One Else?” Jesse Jagz is a beast – but then you already knew that.

 

The production of the song inspires hope and the entire arrangement of the track is a blessing. Summer Time is a good song but it doesn’t touch the infernal legacy of the Choc Boiz crew – when they maltreated Djinee on the ‘Overkilling’ song; when they stopped time on ‘Nobody Test Me’ and when they sent it all to hell on ‘Blaze’.

 

Wait is all we can do, because weare sure that when that perfect harmony between the CBN brothers is achieved, Iz gon’ be a deadly day!”

 

What do you make of the song? Let us know, drop a word or two below.

 

Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

Copywriter. Sanguine. God understands me.

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