On his debut LP Sex Over Love, Nigerian rapper Blaqbonez continues his evolution by diversifying his sound, style, and themes. Wielding slick cadences and melodic turns, he explores hedonistic themes between Caribbean, Afrobeats, and hip-hop soundscapes. “An important thing for me is giving you something different with every body of work,” he tells Apple Music. “I try to create a persona for whatever I do. I was Bad Boy Blaq on my first EP, then Mr. Boombastic, and now I’m Emeka the Stallion. Emeka is basically a sex machine.”
Revealing his alter ego’s ethos over the smooth Amaarae- and Buju-assisted “Bling,” unapologetic tinges of trap on “Heartbreaker” alongside Nasty C, and percussive rhythms of “Fendi,” Blaq draws from both his own experiences and keen observations. “I’m just talking about my life and what I’ve seen personally, so there’s no generalization,” he says. “It’s an intriguing concept, but I’m speaking my undiluted truth.” The Deluxe Edition adds a new track with Oxlade (“Medicine”), along with four new remixes.
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