EP Title: Forgive My Honesty Overview: This is R. Peels' second project after his Pyronomial Flames in ...
EP Title: Forgive My Honesty
Overview: This is R. Peels' second project after his Pyronomial Flames in 2012 but his first as an Ikonik Musik Group signee. Producers enlisted on this project include Tich, Klasiq and Fun_F (of BigShots), DJ Krimz Beatz and others. Most of the features here are on one track, no points for guessing which one. Two singles were previously released before this EP was released. Sadly Sharky only has hook duties on this project.
Standout Tracks: Pfungwa Dzangu, Nobody Got Time 2.0, Where Did King Go, Lonely With You, Hunhu Wenyu, Lyrical Exercise
No. of Tracks/Overall Duration: 8/29:38
Record Label: iKoNik Muzik Group
Spekk Verdict: Like the EP's title, forgive my honesty. Y'all know how I am. This is a good project which could have been better, if a creative director had been employed. Pfungwa Dzangu starts off the EP, with a lot of promise. I also noticed that some of the tracks lack production credits. J. Nova delivers one of my favourite verses on this EP, on Lyrical Exercise (but unfortunately is not credited for it).
R. Peels shows maturity beyond his years when his age group bombards us with bhawa tracks. The subject matter is relatable and the interlude by his "deskmate", which is funny at times is actually a true depiction of a lot of Zim Hip-Hop rappers life. The ongoing job loss in Zimbabwe is covered and he laments how education has lost value especially to the growing younger generation. He also sheds light on the moral decay arising in our culture. For an EP he sure says a lot.
This could have been a classic but I feel that it was rushed. The Hunhu Wenyu hook does injustice to the verses. I feel Young Red would have done a better execution of it. The nasal vibe isn't working for me here.
The second love song You're The One sounds out of place after listening to Lonely With You. Skip!
Other than that it's a thumbs up from me. Hopefully Another African Story (his forthcoming album) will pick up where this EP left of and raise the bar even higher.
NB: Shoutout to Aston for the dope cover though, I just had to commend that (even though the iKoNiK Musik Group is missing)....
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