Mr Eazi is a man of many flags now. Since his foray into the music business world, the now part-time singer has become something like a force to be reckoned with in business dealings and as a foreign flavor for international artists looking to diversify and widen their reach. In the past week, he has lent his continentally renowned Banku sound to London-based Quartet, The Compozers, and Anjelique Kidjo. Today, he pitches his tent with Mixpak Head Huncho, Tony Lowe known as Dre Skull, and Popcaan on a reggae-inspired single titled Sekkle & Bop.
On the surface, Reggae is far from Mr Eazi’s reach, but his performance on Sekkle & Bop suggests otherwise. He drives Dre Skull’s pipe-y percussion-driven instrumental with an opener that sets sparks flying, before Popcaan, neck-deep in his Jamaican elements, arrives on the scene to dazzle us with Rastafarian lingo and a flow that will set dancefloors on fire.
Perhaps a thing of Dre Skull’s existing relationship with the duo, but the synergy on Sekkle & Bop, notwithstanding cultural differences, is just as impressive as the single’s sound and story.