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ALBUM REVIEW: CDQ – “Quality”

Posted by Temitope Delano on September 7, 2016 in Album reviews · 12 Comments


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Album – Quality
Artiste – CDQ
Guests – Vector, Ice Prince, Banky W, Reminisce, Davido, Cayana, Kenny Black, Gabanabwoy, Olamide, Skales, VJ Adams, Masterkraft
Producers – Masterkraft
Record Label – General Records (2016)
Duration – 59 Minutes

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After gaining the streetz’s attention CDQ decides to properly introduce himself to his fans with the self-acclaimed Quality album. Quality is an album monotonously produced by Mastercraft.  However, several Mix masters made influential contribution to some of the tracks.

Without further ado here is the epoch review based on a track-by-track analysis.

FCFS

Honestly, I don’t know what inspired this track. The title does not correlate with the lyrics in any way. This is woeful attempt at story telling.

Talosobe

Again, a weak hook, weak punch line. Everything about this track is wrong except the beat. Mastercraft actually did well with the tempo; I believe a good rapper can get the best out of this beat.

Salaro

This is a street fused track, it’s the type that can get you grooving thanks to the beat. It has that street feel; this is one of the few tracks the woss, wobi signature gel with.

Ferrari

This track should not be on the album, why? Because too much emphasis has been laid on vulgarism. It’s becoming a routine for CDQ to talk about a girl’s body, can he just tell us something else… #bored

Gbemisaya

Again, mastercaft to the rescue! The beat will have you shaking your head right from the beginning. Skales made an average contribution, not his best day I guess.

Indomie ft  Olaimde and Davido

No doubt this song is a hit, I mean with Baddo and Baddest giving you that push, what could go wrong? It is a bit surprising to see olamide singing the chorus though but all in all, the street will always love indomie.

Abo ft Vector and Mastercraft

Once again CDQ appreciates Ladies with the big booty (abo), only this time with the help of Vector. One thing that made this track distinct from others is the tempo. Mastercraft went slow on this, good stuff.

Olowo ft Reminisce

For a street rap lover, you would be excited by this collaboration, but wait! The first thing that caught my attention is the beat. It sounded exactly like “2mussh” a song produced by Legendary Beatz for Reminisce’s first album. Besides that, the both of them deliver on this track.

Odikwa Ok Ft Banky W

Too much Bass for a love song, CDQ ‘s romantic attempt was ok. However, Mr Capable sounded really tired on this track, he did not have much to contribute here, I mean you would expect a better chorus.

Otishe ft Gabana Bwoy

This track actually brought out a part of CDQ we have never seen. Talking about his struggle to music and what God has done for him.

Nowo E Soke ft Wizkid

A DJ friendly song. It is a typical Cdq track but with a much better partner in Wizkid. The track is simply all shades of groove.

Shanawole Ft Iceprince

This was the first track on the album and CDQ choose to go hard-core on it. Partnered by Iceprince, this track was definitely the appropriate introduction to quality.

Sun Seyin

It is a typical CDQ song, a party song with a poor chorus. But then, Mastercraft’s beat always to the rescue.

4AM

A freestyle track, I take it back “a good freestyle track”. CDQ went hardcore on this one and once again Mastercraft came in with that sick beat.

Honestly, the album was boring, not because there was not much excitement but because the absence of versatility killed the vibes. For an album with prominent names on the track list, you would expect to C D Quality but No! it is an average album.

Reviewed by: Daniel Enisan

@dahnielz





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Tope Delano, is a creative content writer/editor at tooxclusive.com. She is a graduate of English and Literary studies who enjoys writing and listening to music. When she is not writing or listening to music, you will definitely find her reading or watching a romantic comedy movie
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  1. Exactly…. Its an Ep for me cos Indomie & Abo are Mastercraft’s songs. We’ve heard half of the songs before… 4AM which he called ‘freestyle’ is surprisingly the only standout track. He should work harder and stop competing with Badoo, they’ not on the same level at all

  2. Cdq u are good, buh too monotonous, be flexible man, or u end up like seriki, nd u knw wat, even seriki stil bars for days,while u gt weaknd and run outta flows, seriki is a flow engine. I love odikwa tho

  3. i support you

  4. Well said and great compilation.. Tho, i didn’t download any of the track.

  5. MY ADVICE FOR CDQ IS THAT HE SHOULD STOP COMPARING HIMSELF TO OTHERS, HE NEEDS TO CALM AND STUDY MORE..ALL HE IS TRYING TO DO IS TO DISS OLAMIDE AND ALL THESE THINGS CANNOT FAVOUR YOU IF YOU WANNA GROW, COMPARE LESS AND STUDY THE GAME WELL, ALL THE BEST BRO BUT THIS ALBUM IS VERY LESS TO MY EXPECTATIONS

  6. good job, expecting more like the legend of Music

  7. The album is good. Bt i agree he shouldnt be monotonus. He shld spread his wings and be versatile. I was expecting more dan dis tho. Bt one thing dat kept me wondering was Indomie and Abo. I thought dey were Masterkraft’s. 6/10 for me.

  8. Hmmm yea u must calm down (CDQ) cuz if dis how other rapper do du u tink it will work…. Neva but if u continue so well SERIKI own is small RUGGEDMAN dat wat u will end ur lyf bro
    C D QUALITY jah bless

  9. Weak and out of sort album 2/5 rating for me.

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