My 3 observations after listening to Shatta Wale's Reign album

My 3 observations after listening to Shatta Wale's Reign album

Dancehall sensation Shatta Wale has been trending since last week, following the launch of his latest album.

Having enjoyed enormous hype, Shatta Wale finally launched his much talked about album titled “The Reign” on Saturday at the Fantasy dome in Accra.

The self-acclaimed dancehall king had a sold-out concert, with many of his ever-loving fans filling the whole place.

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The event itself was a huge success and it re-emphasised the fact that the Shatta Movement boss has the most loyal fans in the country.

But away from the concert, let’s take a look at the main aim of the album launch – and I’m talking about the songs on the album.

Below are my three observations from “The Reign” album:

1. The songs at too short

Shatta Wale must be commended for coming up with such a wonderful album. There is no doubt that the SM boss put in a lot of planning and hard work before releasing his album.

However, one thing that the songs on the album lacked was time length. Shatta Wale is noted for producing songs that one can jam to for long. However, most of the songs on this album were too short.

For a man who does not struggle to make his lyrics, this was a surprise to me. But that said, his songs are very relatable and every SM fan will definitely enjoy this album.

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2. Too much Baby

The “Reign” album has many highs but one other low point is the over repetition of words. It is a fact that some clichés cannot be ignored when composing a song, but once it becomes to repetitive, it dents the content.

Unfortunately, most of the songs on this album had Shatta Wale repeating some words too many times. Words like “baby”, “woman” and “girl” were almost like the running theme in almost all the songs.

Like I said earlier, there is nothing wrong with repeating cliché words, but when it becomes too much it make the song boring sometimes.

3. Quality sounds

You may not like Shatta Wale for his controversial antics, but one thing you can’t take away from him is his measured and on-point sounds for his songs. Interestingly, the artiste himself produced more than half of the songs on “The Reign” album.

And, as expected, he did not disappoint at all with the quality of his sounds. The production was top-notch and Shatta Wale deserves huge commendation for giving prominence to that aspect of the album.

Many artistes usually focus more attention on content, to the neglect of quality sound. However, a poor sound has the ability to unmake a track, irrespective of how good the content is. For this album, though, Shatta Wale was on pint with his sound.

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