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The Curriculum Vitae...Fi Le


Today I finally got one of my musical needs fulfilled (sounds dirty lol but far from it). I managed to score the D’Banj and the Mo’Hits All Stars album from a friend today. Apparently, you receive the album when you make a purchase from Mr. Biggs in Nigeria. Oh the joy. The album is called C.V. (Curriculum Vitae). After my fourth listen almost immediately I must say this is one of the strongest albums from Naij in 2007. I mean this album is literally filled with hits from Track 1 (the hugely popular Move your body) down to track 15 (Stop the Violence).

The Artists

D’Banj – Need I talk about D’Banj’s skills as a Nigerian artist? He has awards and accolades to talk for him. The self titled Kokomaster was on no long thing to prove himself on all joints on this album that he was featured in. The opening track Move your body was just a simple showcase of this guy’s skill on the mic. He definitely showed the reason why he and Don Jazzy are reshaping the Naij music scene. Like he says on the Why me Remix…Follow me to Johannesburg, I get them kokolets plenty plenty….”

Wande Coal – Close friends of mine would be tired of me banging on about this guy. I call him the African T-Pain, I mean this dude’s voice is for real. Go to Youtube and see a clip of this dude and D’Banj messing around and watch him break out into singing. That electronic type synthesizer effect in his voice when he is crooning on the mic coupled with Don Jazzy’s bass infused production is just crazy. Not to be seen as just a Mr featuring guy, he proves he is able to carry his weight without no D’Banj or Mo’Hits record cat by having his own solo joint on the album entitled “Ololufe” which by the way is the only solo joint on the album. Ololufe means lover in English terms for non Nigerians. After listening to this and getting emotional, I must say I cannot wait for his solo album. I hope he does not disappoint. The lyrics are good. The track does not sound as your typical Styl Plus crooning. I got my money on this dude for real.

Don Jazzy – say whatever you like about this guy, but just don’t say he cannot produce. He has single handedly helped shape D’Banj’s career and the duo are showing no signs of quitting. Production by him is just off the hook. His styles range broadly. You could easily mistaken his production sound for a Scot Storch sound on “Ololufe”, or a Diddy sound on the “What You Wanna Do” track, or a Mannie Fresh sound on the “Igbe Mi” track. This guy’s production is versatile and sickalicious. All I am saying is do not be silly and play this album without a good bass system, the production is bass heavy and would have you nodding and doing the yahooose windmill dance with unabashed shame…Bring on summer…FI LE

The other artists are relatively new to me but did carry their weight on this album. They were S.I.D, D’Prince and K-Switch. Hopefully we would be hearing more from these guys.

All tracks are all produced by Don Jazzy except Track 11 – No Long Thing and Jasi. These two were produced by Icon and Dr. Frabz respectively. Lets quickly talk bout these two. I feel Jasi could be a next single off the album. It has got all the perfect ingredients for the club bangers. Fast tempo with an infectious carnival-esque feel to it coupled with the infectious crooning of Wande Coal, you have a hit.

The standout tracks
Move your body - D’Banj & Wande Coal
No Long Thing - S.I.D. & D’Banj
Ololufe – Wande Coal
Jasi – D’Banj, Wande Coal & Don Jazzy
Anaconda (ofcourse it has D’Banj on it) – D’Banj & Wande Coal
What You Wanna Do – D’Banj, Wande Coal, S.I.D. & D’Prince
Why Me Remix? – Don Jazzy, D’Banj and Wande Coal – this track is dance floor filler with the turn table scratches, heavy bass and Mexican trumpet. A perfect remix for the hugely popular Why Me song…..Fi Le!!!!!

A very heavy album production wise and theme wise. They are not here to preach about global warming or any political issues that might be bugging you. D’banj and the all stars are here to make you dance and have a good time and this album definitely pulls this off. With no extremely weak tracks to pull the consistency of this album down, this album scores a solid 9/10 for me. The curriculum vitae of Mo Hits records shows that they have a lot to offer to the Nigerian music scene to help move it forward and bring the Nigerian music to a worldwide fan base.


Black Woman You Are Beautiful...


This video has been out a long while and I really love this video, watching it over and over. Enjoy. Now that "I must over prove i love you day" aka Valentine's day is coming, i thought i would post this. I don't really like to climb the soap box and bang messages, we get enough of that from the government a la Global Warming steeez. So please enjoy this teenage girl's work. Its amazing. More posts coming soon...

Give It To Me Baby...


Right, its mighty mighty late and i cannot sleep. Anyway i was thinking why i don't dance when i hear sean paul "Give it up to me". The it suddenly clicked, itws because the title almost soils one of my fave songs. Ladie and Gentlemen please put your hands together for his freaky highness, Mr Rick James

Please enjoy this video

2006 - The year of Smacking Nas's Kufi of His Head


2007, we back , alive kicking and better. It has been a gajillion years since we made a post on this website, but trust me, it has nto been in vain, we have been extremely busy. This year is massive year for us and you readers of SIP, we shall be ensuring a minimum of 3 posts a week. a lot of stuff has gone down last year, we had a lot of goodies hit us, "Retired" Jay Z released an album, Mr Nasir "I am mad at hip Hop" Jones released an album whinging that hip hop is dead, but then We can't really blame him seeing as we spent half the year, doing the "Chicken Noodle Soup" thanks to Dj Webstar, infact they went on to release an album which I wisely haven't listened to.
The Clipse album finally made it to every good record store near you but not until Pharrell made us listen and chuck his album out the window, well well, I can tell you now that that album is safe In My Trash...Stick to making beats Son. Later on we all bleated to the sound of One Blood from The Game's album wierdly titled "The Doctor's Advocate" but seriously, yes thats right, Dre was not on the album, still Game gets love. Busta Rhymes made us touch it bring it babe watch it turn it leave it stop format it. Then dropped the all star remix which I must say was smacked down in terms of featurings by The Game's One blood remix featuring every prominent male figure in the rap game excluding right 50 Cent. The stand out feature for me through the year was definitely Jim Jones....BALLLIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. Damn, Jimmy slammed this year, talking greasy infact greasier than ever, favourite line of the year "..I come down and smack Nas's Kufi of his head, you smell me" lolllllllllllllllllllll, if that ain't one hell of a line.
MAtter of fact 2006 was a bloody eventful year, I shall be posting the awards soon so watch out.
Peace y'all
Mr Starks

The End of Big Brother UK...And Hopefully Any Subsequent Series


Last week, the worst program ever to grace tv (even spanning back to when tv was black and white without speech) came to a very welcoming end. This already had proved too late as the detrimental effect of the program on the nation had already gone far past the point of no return. So detrimental was the effect that after the show four different magazines had "the first interview by Pete" articles as headlines and each one of these magazines were displayed side by side at newstands with vegetable members of the public picking up these four different magazines to read the four "first interviews" by big brother winner Pete which just was a plain sorry sight to behold. The end of series 7 og Big Brother Uk was the most welcoming thing ever. Gosh, it was horrible and nobody (apart from me ofcourse) could have summed this show up better than the writer of this article.

Pete's victory was assured the minute he staggered, gurning and spewing expletives, into the house 13 weeks ago, despite barely-disguised attempts to con the public into voting for Nikki. This, of course, had nothing to do with the fact that she'd already been signed up for her own E4 show, in which she 'attempts to hold down a job'...

Click here to finish reading the wonderful article which totally summed up this last season of big brother 7.

Look I was just bout to sleep, obviously YouTube had to be checked before I went to sleep, why would K-Fed do this. This is the most horriblest performance I've witnessed in a while, I found myself looking at the dancers instead and like completely ignored him. I cannot deny the fact that the beat was almost on par, but K fed gettin introduced by his skimpily dressed Pimp...sorry i meant wife even made matters worse. K fed is an example of the effect of what Hip Hop seen through the wrong eyes is. Liyrics like i pop cristal just make ur sides split cuz u know this was bought for him by Britney spears. Gosh imma let u watch the video. Just watch the dancers,they make better viewing.

WHo Needs This Section


Waking up this morning realy excited and guess what i saw, the trailer for a new Rocky Balboa. There is a new one coomiing out this year. I heard about it but i nevre thought for one sec that it was real. crap now i closed the page with the trailer. Don't worry i am sure it is going to be on a net pop up near u

Shooter, Shooter Shooter


Woke up this morning and the heat was killing me, Damn, please let it rain rain rain. So im listening to Robin Thicke's Wanna Love U Gurl Remix, and I am checking up the best place in the world YouTube and I find RObin chilling with The Real Favourite Rapper's Favourite Rapper and that is NOT jeezy, its WEEZY. They had the Video for Shooter off The Carter II album (which still remains one of the best albums this year has seen), but wen I coppped the album, i played it out and I never thought for a second that was Robin on Shooter. Oh well, its a good combo and shows weezy has the talent to to be versatile. He still remains in my books as one of the Top 5 rappers. Its a nice video, which is more that can be said for the spastic Beyonce's Deja Vu video.

Thanks to C&D i checked out the validity about the Beyonce stans who wanted a change to the De Ja Vu video...I always thought the video was crap and just plainly overdone but i do not like Beyonce, so i do not care.
Here is the petition.
To: Columbia Records, A Division of Sony BMG

This petition is for the advocacy of having Ms. Beyonce' Knowles, Columbia Records, Music World Entertainment, and all other entities associated with the creative process of creating the long-form music video known as "Deja Vu" reshoot aforementioned video immediately.

This video is an underwhelming representation of the talent and quality of previous music video projects of Ms. Knowles. The following problems have been pointed out by numerous fans on and offline:

A) There is no clear story or theme to the video
B) The dancing is erratic, confusing and alarming at times
C) The sexual themes and shots between Ms. Knowles and Mr. Sean Carter PKA Jay-Z, are alarming and show unacceptable interactions between the two
D) The fashion in this video, while haute-couture, is unbelievable and ridiculous
E) The editing, while professionally done, causes one to get dizzy and disoriented
F) The overall feel of the video leaves a sense of much to be desired
G) The video is very disappointing and is not a clear representation of any of the songs themes

We, the fans of one Beyonce' Knowles, ask that an alternative video be shot featuring; more choreographed & less spontaneous dancing, clearer visual themes that relate to the lyrics of the song, less gyrating, less scenes of non-existant sexual chemistry between Mr. Carter and Ms. Knowles, less zooming and quick cut edits and a more stylized and clear direction for all other aspects of the video production.

Suggested in this re-shoot would be the hire of another producer besides Ms. Sophie Mueller -- one more acclimated to urban themes and imagery in music videos, other than Hype "Letterbox" Williams.


Like there are not enuff problems in the world...Excuse me while i seat in front of the fan now and listen to Carter.

Keeping in line with the real Petition. Help bring the clipse back. This is the reason why your favourtite emcee is no longer your favourite. A clip of them performing on Rapcity. The freestyle is crazy.


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