Since he stepped onto the scene as one of the products of M.I’s Chocolate City revamp, Blaqbonez has been riding the full wave of his talent and self-driven persona as the best rapper in Africa – a confession he, in fact, channeled into a titular single – banking on his mischievous but engaging personality, enigmatic bars, charismatic flow, and even more engaging subjects.
Three projects, several singles, music videos and an industrial revolution (in rap beef) later, he returns with his third EP in the space of two years titled Mr Boombastic, an indication of passion, support and a flowing stream of profitable narratives.
The 7-track EP with two stellar features takes a different route from Blaqbonez’s previous work. He invests in a different kind of delivery that spotlights his advancement in the rap game. Rastafarian inflections, more brazen narratives, bits, and pieces of moody R&B, Dancehall among other experimental sounds are all new elements that show up on Mr Boombastic.
Blaqbonez has clearly stepped into a new dimension with this body of work that makes his prospects in the industry more interesting.