Critical Breakdown:- Illbliss – Dat Igbo Boy

Critical Breakdown:- Illbliss – Dat Igbo Boy [ Album Review ]

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Words by:- Obinna “Fazillion” Ifechi-Fred

IllBliss Dat Ibo Boy-Goretti Company 2009

marketed by Iyke the Don Nigeria Limited

Producers-M.I,Micworx,Terry-G,Osh,Frenzy,Elajoe,Jonah Tha Monarch,Tee-y Mix,Smyl,Paul Play Dairo,XYZ,and WazBeats

Guest Appearances= Terry G,Waje,Eldee tha Don,Suspect,Durella,Ijeoma,C-Mion,General Pype,and Venomous

I remember Vividly the day that i Copped this album from the windows of a BRT bus in the Hot Afternoon Surulere Stadium traffic,and i must say that i caused a little commotion in the bus with Screams and mannerisms(Lagos Style),and that was just barely 5 days after i had an informal sit-out interview with B-elect at Home Away in Surulere and discussed on his upcoming Album “True Thorobred”as well as Illbliss Bachelors eve dat was due in two days time,but enough Ranting time for a review

the album sets off its tone with a Nas sampled intro(“i need an Encore just to welcome me back”),produced by the Duo Knows as MicWork(Big Foot and venomous),where Bliss stamps his presence with lines like “Waited so long for this moment/no comment,see you at the red Carpet/Lights Camera ,action/Thoro still the Faction”the Album goes on to the award winning “You Go wound Oh” {without Kel and Suspects Verse},the Radio smash,”Dat Ibo Boy”,and the Street Banger “Aiye Po Gan”[enuff space],which was produced by and features Mr Intellectual Gingah Himself,who comes Correct,Had Ill Bliss Going For Radio and Mainstream success,all in NOTEWORTHY efforts.Mr Goretti Goes Bouncy on the Wazbeat produced “Glory” a well polished track that had bliss like “Always been a Boss/Way before the Hits i Flossed”.Illbliss Recruits Suspect and Eldee tha Don to Cry out about thier overflowing income on the suspect produced “Currency Boys”with a standout verse from Eldee(i love when Eldee raps),with lines like.”Your Christmas Baffs ,Your shoes ,I go send am i no Forget {lol}[ with shots Fired at Ikechukwu a.k.a Killz on the outro ).one of my Favourite Cuts is the Mic-Worx Produced “The Boss” where Bliss shows lyrical Dexterity .with Bars like “im running with some other Greats /Modey M.I long List can i”??”.
the Album Makes a long and Sweet Listen,Durella assists Illbliss on “Leader”,then the Elajoe produced “Tobechukwu”,[another standout cut],Had Bliss singing on the Hook in Ibo{wat else},[and Good too !!!],”I flow sleepy Like Spoonfulls of Benylin {Chai !!} /”Got Schooled By My man B-Elect”.”Side of your Mouth is another Raw track aimed at the haters,with warnings and Shots like “they say we washed up ,Couldn’t make a Hit/Besides Street Hop,Couldn’t really all Spit/where they signed to Storm at Any Point (actually they were),??/Where is Illbliss?Did he really Leave the country??”.IllBliss Goes Conscious on “National cake” where Jonah the Monarch Goes soulful on the instrumental,[one more Favourite Cut],the Album has 19 tracks and 2 skits and i must say I DIDNT SKIP NONE…the M.I produced(Suprised??) “Change”,is another positive and standout cut.this album is another collectors item,i Dare say ill bliss Knows how to choose instrumentals and that really helped this LP.the Album is worth your every 150 naira and is a Solid LP,and with this Album,Illbliss Easily Finds Himself in my Top 5 Nigerian emcees List.

RATING: A HIP-HOP OPUS 8.5/10

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