UK based Nigerian Hip Hip icon Modenine links up with London acclaimed producer Teck-Zilla for a collaborative project titled “Esoteric Mellow” featuring Canibus and AWKWORD.
The duo linked to create mastery out of unreleased music that Modenine had stored in sessions from some years back. The 14 track album produced entirely by Teck includes multi genre infused soundscapes intertwined with commanding word play and lyricism. It also encompasses a variety of cornerstones for listeners to embrace including owning one’s prowess, confidence, embracing naysayers, exuding superpowers, and of course homage to the culture and elements of Hip Hop.
The first track “Arrival” sets the self-preservation tone for the entire project, “competing on a track with me I’m trying to murder me.” “Sound Bwoy Killa” defines Modenine’s reigning industry stance, “can’t hold a candle ya better off kicking rocks with open toe sandals.” “Mystery Girl” is for the ladies who represent their natural beauty from within, with a message not to let the wicked world change them. Modenine warns the world of his emergence in “Black Vampire.” He is a different entity unraveling dark secrets, referring himself to a mad mangler. “Walk On By” is an anthem for doubters and naysayers with a reminder that Modenine is a “one man street team” who feeling invincible, keeps it moving.
Hip Hop enthusiasts will appreciate “Journey Of An Artform.” The record pays homage to the evolution of Hip Hop and lyrically Modenine depicts a historic timeline including reference to Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, Crush Groove, and others.
Mega producer Teck-Zilla shows off his mastered skill set and uncanny ability to incorporate compelling integrals specific to each track. He includes a kaleidoscope of 70’s soul, thumping bass, electrifying pulsations, suspenseful tones, and superlative classic cuts and mixes that cannot be replicated.
The result of the chemistry between Modenine and Teck is a resonant gem that exudes an addictive injection of ‘earmilk’. Stream the 14 track project below.
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