After what seemed to be an eternity Black Bird is baaaack! With Bantu Queen, featuring rappers and singers from across Africa Black Bird is determined to make a statement with her sixth release.
Overview: After what seemed to be an eternity Black Bird is baaaack! With Bantu Queen, featuring rappers and singers from across Africa Black Bird is determined to make a statement with her sixth release. Setting history as the first female rapper to release a full-length project in 2010 with
No. of Tracks/Duration: 14/52:48
|Bantu Queen tracklist|
Standout Tracks: H-Town Hustler, Boss Lady, Mirira, One Afrika, Okay, Gangster Papi, Get Money, Side to Side, Am Getting It
Spekk Verdict: With a total duration of 52 minutes it is very safe to safe that this is an album, not an EP. The 14 tracks did make suspect it was. Last time I checked Black Bird is not from the generation where a song can't be longer than 2 minutes. Or maybe it's a double EP? Hmmmmm...
New project from Black Bird? I was definitely going to listen to this and yes the first track I checked for was H-Town Hustler and yes it is the version will all know that made mad noise on the Hip-Hop circuit a decade ago as the theme song for Terrie Gunz' Harare Hustler brand? The history lesson of who Terrie Gunz is and why he is important to Zim Hip-Hop is for another day.
The first two tracks, since they were previously released gave me that "IN CASE YOU FORGOT" vibe.
It was good to know that 'Bird hasn't missed a step concerning her pen game and behind the mic. I actually enjoyed this album more than I intended to. Effortlessly weaving through bars using her multilingual (6 languages to be exact) skills brings a diversity privileged to few.
It's safe to say that this album is Black Bird's mission statement as she left no stone unturned as she tells us that she's a proud mother of two daughters (Okay), she's an entrepreneur with an agriculture business (Boss Lady). Even though she's found love and lost it she's still hopefully it will come again (Boaz).
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