NEW WAVE, YOUNG ARTISTE ON COLD EP
With limited promotions and hype, Ice Prince releases a second EP following 2015 ‘Trash can’ on the 30th of june, 2015. The release of the EP has been coupled with tours supported by Patrickxxle and Straffitti. Production by new stars like Patrickxxle, Gcl3f, Jaydiggbeatz, Illkeyz, Austynobeatz and Remybaggins who executively produce the Ep with Ice Prince
The track ‘shut down’ ft jethrofaded is a subtle tune making a grand entry into the EP. Jethrofaded is not a familiar artiste to most music listeners. Jethrofaded vocal dexterity gives a great hook to the track. Another great thing about the track is the gentle underground electronic sound.
The next track, ‘Space funk’ is an unforeseen sound from an African artiste like Ice Prince with the disco-funk vibe. Remybaggins has input to the production and collaboration
Straffiti is a familiar name on M.I’s ‘Rendezvous album’ for his vocals on ‘slow’. ‘Hit me up’ is a direct trap model sound and further made interesting with short ad-libs (improvisation).
Among all the track, ‘Die for your love’ which is an interlude is the closest piece to commercial African sound and further accompanied with Caribbean melody and Jamaican Dancehall.
Some of the tracks on the EP contain explicit for young listeners and the cover has expressly provided for age restriction on the front cover of the EP
This body of work is not a best conscious piece from ice prince; he mainly brags about his worth and the music he makes. For a good rap category, cold is a good rap work and it is an impressive work he has made in a while. There is a form of new wave with the influence of the collaborating artiste particularly Remybaggins production. I was opportune to ask Gcl3f on the kind of music he produces and he replied on explaining that the basis of his production is on mood and how he is not glued to one genre. Listeners should just stay calm and watch out for some of these guys.