Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Music::: "Black and Yellow Freestyle" by Laji Dwayem

Laji Dwayem is an emerging rapper that embodies the essence of the
Underground Nigerian music scene. Sharing Ibadan roots with other
musical acts such as Blaise and DJ Klem, he has earned his stripes as
far as being in and around the game is concerned.

On Friday the 21st of January 2011 he released his lighthearted take
on Whiz Khalifa's sleeper hit, Black & Yellow. Originally produced by
Norwegian production duo, Stargate, Laji Dwayem's rendition brings a
more relatable perspective to the Black & Yellow theme by comparing it
to the ubiquitous yellow and black colors seen on cabs and buses in
the Lagos metropolis.

Remarkably, in just 2 days requests for the song
were so much it exceeded the bandwidth of the site it was hosted on.
In addition his version also spawned 2 other versions of the song in
the same number of days - by upcoming rapper Beazy and Ghanian Justin
Mau.

Until recently, he was E.Y.M.E. until circumstances in life brought
about a change in his musical identity. His body of work includes a
feature on Da Suspekt's "I no send you" [Naija All star mix with
Wyclef] as well as participation in the Channel O Emcee Africa 2 that
earned him a position as one of the top 10 finalists for Nigeria.

Beyond the seemingly exotic name, Laji Dwayem is truly an act to watch
out for, in the foreseeable future.

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