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TX Review: Wizkid – “Expensive Shit” (Prod. by Sarz)

Posted by Jim Donnett on May 16, 2015 in Editorial · 48 Comments

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Wizkid – “Expensive Shit” (Prod. by Sarz)


Wizkid insanely has a firm grasp over this music art. No, I’m sorry. Make that ‘his’ music art. Since coming out officially with songs like Holla At Ur Boi and Don’t Dull all the way to Jaiye Jaiye and In My Bed, he continues to reveal in teeny bits the essence of his artistry. Being one of the very few acts who has continued to give our industry international acclaim, he’s steady pushing at erasing the borderline that divides our local content from the Western influences where our music taste finds it’s succour.

After Samklef, Sarz is the other guy who really knows how to wire those elements that make the Starboy tick in his songs. Expensive Shit is not any different. Although it may seem Wizzy has his own encyclopaedia where he pulls out his lyrics from… like a recycle bin of a sort, let us not miss the fact that this is new material that is different from the stereotypes he’s made us become too familiar with. This tune is love at first hear and gives like a futuristic insight into what Fela (the great) would have sounded like if he were still here to embrace evolving trends in the industry and technology. Wizkid dons the Afrobeats genre quite effortlessly and it fits perfectly. It’s like no other person can do it or bring it good like he does, which is why every time he pays homage at the Kalakuta, he taps deeper into the source that cements his knack for celebratory gyration and dance.

It’s totally cool that he’s used this to tension our wait for African Bad Girl which features Breezy. It leaves so much to be expected when he finally decides to drop the track (or the album… whichever comes first). If you can hear impressive horns by Sarz, afrobeats, Wizzy expending actual vocal effort with his signature auto-tuned high tenor, girls girls, designer, more worthy brag and serious gbedu… it’s almost unbelievable but we might just have had our Wizzy come back to his roots. So whether you agree or not, Wizkid sha knows how to endear himself with his music. Expensive Shit is one of those heavy jamz that tells you why he’ll be forever and ever (please don’t say Amen). It’s afterall what he’s best at so don’t trip!

Rating: 4

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  1. Dope review… Truth!!!.. Haters you heard?

  2. #tx…… Its jst so obvious u guys re sentimental in ur analysis nd wud want 2 favour certain pple probably bcuz u dnt want his career 2 die……bullshit…..#expensive shit is total shit…Godamn….wizkid doesn’t know wat 2 feed his fans with…he’s tired nd out of inspiration…..

    • Yall haters should go and get jobs to do…..and stop hating… F****ck yall haters

    • F**k u fool,u noting about music

    • U’re ryt

    • if you can do better then go ahead..but if you can’t then kipqwayet.. we his fans aint complaining na..keep hating u are his inspiration

  3. rack is expensively USELESS!!! Please wiz is losing it,am a isfan of wiz but I dnt like being bias. BTX has bin criticising da vido and olamide even wen wiz did nt he was givn d TXAOTM wiz @ his calibr e shud stp dropping wack songs ,every davido track is always beta dan d last one but since his. first album wiz has nt bin dat beta ,his music has nt lived up 2 his fame

    • Dats true…ma guy…wizkid has had a dip in form… He still needs banky w… All his songs are not dope again…but ppl won’t admit dat bcos its WIZKID

  4. Haters errwhere… No artiste in Nigeria can do what Wizzy just did on expensive shit.. Dope fela inspired song.. The song has blown whether you like it or not.. Bastards!

  5. Yall haters should go and get work. Expensive shit is jaming everywhere…..f****ck yall hating on wizzy

  6. Naija people no dey appreciate gud jst dance dance dem sabi

  7. Not totally satisfied with this review,nevertheless. Sarz is a killer and credit to Wiz, he did okay.

  8. Xpensive shit….xpensive jam of lyf #teamwizzy#..if u hating den y did u download or listening to t…big ups to sarz jae

  9. Wizzy got all it takes to be ahead of d game. Does he need Banky? I dont think so. We have other artistes in the EME, let Banky take care of them. Wizkid has grown into a full international artist. I wonder why u guyz cant leave him alone & concentrate on ur business. He’s self made & can neva go back to whr u guyz want him to be. As long as God has bestowed that talent in him., dat nigga go reign 4ver. Haterz just go to sleep

  10. olamide badoo truth bobo

  11. Am damn tired of dis haters! Jst face ur business, nd
    leave it lyk dat we luv him nd his style of music

  12. Biased review

  13. Why hate on a nigga elevating… Juz wish him d very best… Datz all…

  14. The beat is good and the song is awkward

  15. Make wizzy start to dey buy songs if he no no what to sing again….

  16. I love d song …..if u don’t like d song den don’t listen to it…….no need comparing first album to dis very track ……d guy don try give him credit jare

  17. I love d song …..if u don’t like d song den don’t listen to it…….no need comparing first album to dis very track ……d guy don try give him credit jare

  18. The song is just wack and annoying!!!

  19. It’s alright wizzy”niceone”

  20. i dont like wizzy but i love this shit

  21. do not be sentimental… ya’ll wizkid babies knws for ur mind say d song cant b a hit… its just a normal, quit hyping ds shit called expensive!! ds review is just nt cool, nonsense

  22. For those of u flattering ur mouths , go to the studio and letz see how u will let ur self down……. Mtewwwwwwwwwwwww

  23. D song is okay after all is nt eazy; u deserve sum credit;weldone boo

  24. I love Wizzy but this song sha. Don’t really get it. Not hating tho

  25. we want #goodMusic .waz only hearing the instrumental….. Wizzy needs revival… Nw it iz olamide and davido ……nt even wizkid anymore…

  26. Wizkid you are the best keep it up star boy noting can stop me for loving you…….. Ping me up 264AFB22

  27. Its not hating, ppl are just being sentimental. Accept the fact that wizkid song is wack, his career is taking a nose dive, I hope he knows that. As for me I can never download a wizkid song till have heard it..

    • thats ur business nobody is begging you to do so

  28. starboy ontop

  29. 18 year

  30. I just don’t understand why Pple will hate on this beautiful song.. Nawa o

  31. omg!!! anyone who hates on this doesn’t and can neva know good music even thoo it was put into his/her ears

  32. That pure afrobeat…if u listen to fela kuti…u will knw wiz kid killed it # starboy…watch him bag is second bet award #june28…u are used to hip-hop so don’t blame him

  33. Check this mind blowing article on wizkid…

  34. anyfin from wizzt too me is crap……..and y’all go on and curse abou davido being snubbed buh forget he’s received more awards in a year than wizzy has done his whole career =team O.B.O

    • Davido has received 26 awards 48 nominations while wizzy has 18 awards 64 nominations…

  35. i luv dis song

  36. Please were is davido this year hehe…can’t see him…late December u wonder…sound it….ojuelegba…..expensive shit ..jus admit this year ain’t for davido…like last year was for davido

    • baba God bless you for saying the truth. wizzy badest boss. wow

  37. nigerian people only know how to dance to music not listen to it…….I mean if ur talking about premium african art wizkid killed d is shit……for those hatin go and listen to it again oooooooo…..wizzy baba

  38. De guy busy de make money , u dae hear dae tok

  39. Wizzy na baba…….. olofofo stop de hate

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