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ALBUM REVIEW: Falz – Wazup Guy

Posted by Tyler on June 13, 2014 in Album reviews · 18 Comments

Falz Wazup Guy Album Launch Concert

After releasing a mixtape in 2009 (SHAKARA) as an introduction to the Nigeria Music Industry without receiving the expected buzz, Falz followed up with a couple of singles to appeal our appetite and seeing it created a hullabaloo around him as to which genre of music he can be classify as. He deemed it fit to release his debut album though well not anticipated. His 18-track album with one hidden track totaling 19 tracks portrays his unchanged style of fusing electronic-bass sounds with different genres.

Welcoming listeners to the album is a mock-up OAP who introduces Falz as a rapper, vocalist, lyricist and a great musician with the latter turning out to be too much hype.

See Me, a song that tactfully flowed with the introduction further shows the “I-don’t-send-you-I-am-a-celebrity” side  of Falz as he lyrically dropped lines about being the Hero who everyone wants to see (sic)

“Currency”, “High Class” & “Cool Parry are some of the high of the album having released as singles prior to dropping the album and videos shot for each of them. In each of them, the synchronization of Falz’s voice and StudioMagic’s electronic beats is one to be envied even if the contents seemed similar in all three tracks.

Aside “O Pari” which had Olamide, Falz didn’t bother to feature a major artiste with reasons best known to him. Baddo in his usual playful Yoruba word-play mode makes the track worth listening to as he was better placed at the concluding verse of the song.

In “Wazup Guy” the title track, Falz word plays childishly on a beat that sounded one too much Notorious BIG style although modified with electronic sounds by Studio Magic.

Been the son of a renowned human right activist, “How Far” is an expected track and with a catchy hook by Si J.r Dauda which talks about the ills of Nigeria, this song could be a theme song for his father’s movement.

Other tracks worthy of mention are “Hold something” which is has a different feel as he tries merging his usual pattern with Fuji and Marry Me which had Jonny’s wife – Yemi Alade and Poe.

Overall Falz didn’t resonate across all status. With his affluent background, he succeeds once again as a good son but street wisely, he missed the edge as there is no song capable of creating a sort of frenzy across generally. Having gotten his call unanswered his best bet is to try yet again.

Reviewed by The A

Editors Rating  2/5

2 stars

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  1. Crap! I lobe his album he’s just underrated

  2. TooXclusive is rubbish. Falz is a dope guy. Marry me is a banger. #realMUSIC

  3. Who is this idiot? The Funke that reviewed Iyanya is better… TooXclusive; if u want to review albums do it well…. Jesus!

  4. Gradually Tooxclusive is declining with every minute..
    Here’s an idea why not let the Fans Critic the Albums rather than these Dumbelina’s n dumbos you parade as Professionals..
    Right Now ft Dipo wasn’t even spoken off..
    And to think I actually saw the Tooxclusive Oga Playing with other artists..
    Dear Oga Pay attention to the Crap your Staff write #jeez

  5. Where the fuvk is Ogagus or that Funke xter that reviewed MMMG at that one make sense small… This is total bs!

  6. such a stupid post…
    the album was REALLY GOOD

  7. Like Seriously, dis is d worst album review iHave eva read… Sims d reviewer is obviously hatin on Falz. U can’t even spot a highly talented Bloke like Falz, pls go find a better Job coz u really suck at dis. Big shout shout to BraTaju!!!

  8. The Bloke hu reviewed dis Album really sucks, can’t believe he dos nt recognise dat d Wuzup album is d best thus far dis year by any naija artist. U jus showed ur self dat u r a hater nd a wanna bee. Pls tooxclusive u guys nid to uP ur game coz am disappointed wif dis review…..

  9. Can’t believe I just read a very useless album review 4rm a novice. Yes dats wat u r Mr “The A”. Even had d guts to rate dis wonderful album a Paltry two star. Guess u prefer peepz like Danfo drivers to drop an album so dat u give dem 5starz. Its obvious u dnt kn anyfin abt album review.

  10. This review is total bollocks. If we fans should this reviewer, he wouldn’t get half a star and I ain’t exaggerating.

    • Should review this reviewer*

  11. It is vry unprofessional and unreasonable 2 rate dis album wit 2 star, d person dat rate it doesnt knw anytin abt gud music and lack gud judgement. Dis album is awesome.

  12. Bro check your feedback, obviously it’s giving you traffic as people spend more time reading your review and more time trying to comment. But I though u had content at heart. For traffic it’s good but for originality not good

  13. Dope album though.. Get a life mr ‘reviewer’ with ur jaundiced opinions. U won’t go far in life hating on another cat’s hustle. #Nonsense

  14. i swear mehn de album is dope dats why de reviewer can never cope dazz@ll falz even wen u performd in ma skool itwas a bomb im frm isl tumb up nigga

  15. Wtf are you mad?! This is like the album of the year of something fucking beautiful, maybe youre the one who needs to be reviewed

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