Stream: Blaqbonez Takes Centre Stage With His New EP ‘Mr Boombastic’
It is no crime if, thanks to your childhood, the first name that comes to mind when you hear “Mr Boombastic” is Shaggy.
But, drawing your attention away from dancehall music to hip-hop using the pseudonym is Nigerian rapper, Blaqbonez with his just released EP.
Known to be a one-man freight train, it is safe to say the 100 crown’s signee has a never-ending supply of compelling content. Between a number of stellar music releases, and ancillary antics in 2019, the outspoken rapper has become must-see entertainment.
Most recently, he showed off his acting chops in his “Therapy Sessions” skits, which are premised on Blaq and his Shaggy-inspired alter-ego, Mr. Boombastic, going to therapy to smooth over disputes. And following from this latest uptick in content, Blaqbonez’s alter-ego releases a new EP eponymously titled, “Mr. Boombastic.”
Mr. Boombastic is a seven-track project, sporting overt Reggae influence, which features a deviation from the hardcore rap style usually associated with Blaqbonez. Blaq describes Boombastic as his ‘groovy’ alter-ego, and this is emphasized over the course of the project, with Boombastic’s penchant for up-tempo dance records, as well as his use of patois and fashion sense (see EP cover).
The project also features a number of interesting highpoints, including an attention-grabbing intro in “Run My Race”, fan favourite, “Shut Up”, a stellar feature from the infamously reclusive, Black Magic on “Magic”, as well as a superb verse from Falz on title track, “Boombastic”. Tracks like “Promo”, “God When” and “Come 4 U” also help round out what is overall a smooth and versatile project that is appropriate for a myriad of settings.
Stream Mr Boombastic below: