The Kritikal Buzz with Dami B & DJ Xplizitsouljah- 11

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Hot Buzz- (Veteran Artists)- Kcee- Turn By Turn Dami B: So I really am impressed with this video by for a number of reasons. DJ Xplizitsouljah: Really, I'd like to hear this….. Dami B: Firstly, I love the indigenous opening scenes of the local town/village residents. But following the two main characters stories was very heart warming and meaningful to me, DJ Xplizitsouljah: In my opinion, the Galala sound was the actual reason why the director created the storyline you seem to be impressed with. Dami B: I'm not familiar with 'Galala' DJ Xplizitsouljah: I believe that was a cliché move based on the fact that the galala movement started out of ajegunle hence the play on the idea of grace to grass in order to feature the ajegunle environment. Well Dami, allow me to explain. The Daddy Showkeys and the Baba Fryos were the pioneers of the Galala sound straight out of the Ajegunle ghetto This is why there is a return to the ghetto in this video because the sound replicates the Galala specimen That's why I'm like the ‘grass to grace’ story was the needed excuse to feature Ajegunle. I would have preferred if it was just about the Galala dance and in a different location. Dami B: Ok, makes sense, well that doesn't mean this video isn't objectively good and inspiring in itself. You need to remember that There Is Nothing New Under The Sun! DJ Xplizitsouljah: I never said it was a bad video in itself but it could have done without the Ajegunle reference as it's usually the go to place for Galala sound. Dami B: I'm gonna disagree on that. The ‘rags to riches’ or ‘grass to grace’ storyline was really touching and inspiring to me and I'm sure will be inspiring to many others who can relate and who are in that position right now, hustling for a brighter tomoro! DJ Xplizitsouljah: I said the story was an excuse to feature Ajegunle not that it was a bad story! Anyhow, inspiring story this is for certain showing that hard hustle pays off in the end. Thing is how realistic is the tale in relation to a lot of folks out there? I guess that's a topic for a different space and time……. Dami B: I think it is, they can only fit so much into a 3 minute video I guess, Lol! DJ Xplizitsouljah: The storyline is great but Kcee as an actor wasn't so great. For a raggedy street hustler he was to clean and made up! The girl on the other hand really fit the profile well Dami B: The downer in this video for me is the random appearance by Iyanya. It added nothing to the video nor storyline. It didn't make me want to watch it again to see him. Nothing at all. But hey, it's all for the ladies I guess! Yes I liked the girl and her dear sweet mother's storyline very much, and I actually agree that Kcee isn't the best actor in the world.... but he tried sha! DJ Xplizitsouljah: It was a cameo appearance but I guess in the scheme of things the timing and place didn't score well for the video in general Dami B: Did you notice Mama doing Shoki at around 2.45?? hahaha!! DJ Xplizitsouljah: Yes ma'am. Visual flavour to get the older ones involved. Now I will this video 8 out of 10 slaps (8/10) and I shave the two points off as a result of that Ajegunle cliché a la Galala. Dami B: To me this is one of the most meaningful I’ve ever seen from Kcee... he has created a motivational and inspiring song with meaningful lyrics, compared to the usual rubbish lyrics we hear these days, it's landmark for every beginner trying to make it against all odds. Beautiful concept from Clarence Peters. Therefore, I award this 9/10 for this reason. Fresh Buzz- (Bubbling Up Artists)- Eddie Izycs- Celebration Dami B: This is my first time hearing of Eddie Izycs but I have to say I'm now a fan. This song is music for the soul.....so peaceful, calming, and serene yet some particular parts of the song become both exciting and enthralling to listen to! DJ Xplizitsouljah: You usually don't get a lot of off kilter materials musically in Nigerian environment but when you do it is most certain to be from a genius. This is what I will kick it off with. Dami B: Yes exactly, I could shut my eyes and listen to this with or without watching the video. But since it's a video review, I must say it is imaginative and creatively directed. DJ Xplizitsouljah: This isn't going to compare or compete with the likes of Yemi Sax at all, but it is a different lane entirely and it takes a matured mind to digest this type of sound in its entirety….. Eddie Izycs is a talent and he goes on to show us that it isn't just studio magic hence proving to all that he can play the instruments used in creating the sounds we can hear. The dude plays at least four instruments and that is something to applaud! Dami B: This young guy is certainly a musical genius! it's so refreshing to see a different sound coming from Nigeria. Onto those cute three little boys dancing/breakdancing, they really convey the silent storyline for me….. DJ Xplizitsouljah: I didn't see a dance but then again it could pass for B-boying. I guess the moral is that there's no limit to you as long as you throw yourself in it and apply. I wish I had learnt to stunt like them guys though I for just dey shakara now. Sigh! Now just cos it's a jazz video Eddie didn't compromise on quality which is one thing that really got me good about this video. And he didn't use any gimmick in the video to aid views which I have to doff my hat for! Dami B: Hahaha you’re funny, Yes, this video is certainly awesome! A clear message portrayed through dance stunts and instrumentals. Simple but effective. Crisp and clear visuals and well directed by Eddie himself! I happily award this a rare 10/10 from me and look forward to more visuals from him and his team. What could I possibly fault?? DJ Xplizitsouljah: It's difficult to fault anything as this is not the usual but as it's my decision to make I will award it a record 9 out of 10 slaps (9/10) just because I can. Follow Dami B: @MissDamiB- www.facebook.com/damibofficial Follow Xplizitsouljah: @Xplizitsouljah DamiBXplizit

16 Comments

  1. Grace Aigbokhae

    January 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Yes I agree.

  2. Adewumi Taofiq

    January 21, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Yes I agree with them

  3. Nnenna Ugwuonah

    January 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

    What i learnt from this whole analysis is that hard work pays and for the analysers… They really did a nice job here. Thank you guys

  4. fabinu ayodeji

    January 21, 2015 at 10:34 am

    i agree with him…nice video

  5. Chinaza Victor

    January 21, 2015 at 10:35 am

    They did a Nice job. I agree

  6. Louis Offor

    January 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I didn’t quite agree with the analysis on kcee’s video. I felt it wasn’t quite catchy unlike the critics made it sound because i have seen something like this before. It doesn’t always have to follow the same pattern of monotonously creating the poor and shoddy like environments that depicts economic hardship as the lyrics suggested. Sincerely, i would have really liked to see something new rather the “rising of the phoenix” type of theme. Again on Kcee’s acting…i think the critics were on point…it was simply drab – No character in it. So my own rating would an 8/10.

    On the second video…i totally agree with DamiB and XplizitSouljah. This one rendered something more refreshing and i think the sounds were excellent too.
    Thumbs up to Eddie Izycs for displaying his finesse in it! So overall…DamiB you take the day today while XplizitSouljah was just double timing.

  7. Lucky

    January 21, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Keep the analysis coming.With analysis like this,the artiste and their directors will definitely do all they can so as to minimize mistakes.

  8. Oloye adeniran

    January 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Am yet to see this video, but on on the contrary I really feel like the constructive critics of the “grass to grace” is cool.
    But being tushed and all is just the fact, he should have at least looked dirty for the ghetto scene.

  9. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    January 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I agree with the analyser of this video,is ok

  10. ifeanyi ability

    January 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    After reading the long writting,i came up with without hardworking no one can go an intch,even if a prophet prophecy that you are already a great man without an effort or had work.you are just an empty drum making some noise,so hard work is the key to success.

  11. Ella Mgboh

    January 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Yes i agree…thank you guys

  12. Akinlabi olawumi

    January 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

    This guys are funny

  13. Chinaza Victor

    January 22, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Yea yea

  14. fabinu ayodeji

    January 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    yes i do

  15. ifeanyi ability

    January 23, 2015 at 3:26 am

    we have done this one before master

  16. Emmanuel Owoeye

    January 23, 2015 at 6:28 am

    This Is Quite Fantastic! Kudos To Dami B And Dj XplizitSouljah