At the start 2020, Lagos rapper Laycon only had one single to his name, the bouncy anthem “Fierce”, released shortly after he signed to indie label Fierce Nation Entertainment. By the end of the year, his name was on everyone’s lips after he won the fifth season of Nigeria’s widely viewed television show Big Brother. His 2020 release Who Is Laycon? went viral during his time on television; with …Shall We Begin…, the singer showcases more of his stellar wordplay and enviable flow.
He paints a vivid picture of his experiences, at one moment boasting about his success on the Mayorkun-assisted “Verified”, then raunchily talking about his sexual exploits on “Bam Bam” and rapping about the thrill of the good life on “Jeje” before quipping about his consistent longing for a muse on “Fall for Me”, featuring YKB. There’s a side of Laycon for every listener, as he expertly displays his master shape-shifting skills and adeptly straddles the line between skilled hip-hop lyricist and Afropop polymath.
‘Want You Back’ is the ninth track off the album and it features Teni.