Dave’s debut, Psychodrama, came with quite the fanfare, a startling but impressive result of affiliations and a passion that even overweighs the strength of his grime-influenced rhythm. This month, the UK-based Nigerian rapper seeks a recurrence of the blast that was the road to Psychodrama and Psychodrama itself, by heralding his sophomore album with a Stormzy feature on Clash.
His debut did afford him the life he dreamed of and now, Dave dedicates his time and message to painting a vivid image of his new life. “Jordan 4s or Jordan 1s, Rolexes, got more than one. My AP cost thirty-one, millimeters forty-one” the first two lines ring true in a structured description of Dave’s material collection.
Dave’s affinity for metaphorical rhymes is front and center on Clash. Wielding punchlines likely to throw his listeners into fits of introspection, a performance that allows for a perfect fusion with Stormzy’s more aggressive disposition, Dave manages to squeeze in a giant metaphor that speaks to the clashing synchronization of his new life with words and lines that despite their cohesiveness, present as a clash.