Welcome to a different episode of “Why is everyone Sounding like WizKid” on NL.
Oh, wait, that is the primary? Nicely then, I’m nonetheless fairly certain this isn’t the primary time you’ve seen somebody complain about how artists within the business are imitating Wiz. At this level, it’s not even flattering anymore, it’s simply annoying.
Let’s be sincere, for as soon as. Wizkid will not be even the most effective vocalist in Nigeria. There are artists who even have good sounds and excellent templates that anybody who doesn’t have something authentic and needs to mimic can determine to repeat. WandeCoal, for instance. Why is nobody copying Wande? Or 2Face? Or let me carry it down a notch, Davido? Kizz Daniel? Why’s it gotta be Wizkid each rattling time?
On this episode, I’ll be ranting about Killertunes, a producer turned singer who put out his debut album not too way back.
Now, I definitely don’t hate Killertunes. I’ve recognized the man for a very long time. Even earlier than he blew up, I knew him again within the early days of Tribe II, earlier than he was even on BME. I used to cop his free beats again then, I loved them. I’m speaking method again in 2015. I do know this man. I’ve no illusions about his expertise. He’s an excellent musician.
He blew up round 2017 and began working with massive names like Olamide and Wizkid, although. He received linked with emPawa, an outfit run by Mr. Eazi, across the identical time as CKay and Joeboy. Now I ponder if the plan was all the time to pivot into singing. As a beat-maker, Killertunes is the most effective. As a singer, although? Meh.
It’s not that Killertunes doesn’t have the voice. Oh, certain he does. He’s the sort of man that might simply turn out to be a star, he’s received the potential, and he’s placing within the effort? Nicely, what’s the issue then, you could ask? Wizkid!
The second you push play on the primary observe on his album, you start to get the WizKid really feel, and rightly so. I imply Killertunes and Wiz have labored collectively a lot of instances, the final time being on “Joro.” However as soon as he begins to sing, you start to surprise why. Why does he need to sound a lot like WizKid on a Wizkid-type instrumental?
And that wonderment is not going to depart you until the very finish of the album. It’s a completely executed imitation of the Starboy. You may even begin to take pleasure in some songs within the center, as a result of, I imply, the vibe is loopy and contagious.
In one other world, the place Killertunes isn’t who he’s, and WizKid isn’t who he’s, this is able to have been bang! Now, although, it simply doesn’t really feel acceptable.
Don’t take my phrase for it. You test it out for your self and inform me what you suppose?
Let’s hear from you.
On A Scale of 1 – 10, What Would You Price Killertunes’ Impression of Wizkid On His Album?
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