The EP is a compilation of catchy, hood and clever sounding tracks that highlights his diversity as an artist. One of the first things that strikes you before listening to the EP itself is the title, which i guess is Milli’s own way of telling us not to bother him with “childish” questions of his alleged fall out with Chocolate City. While the EP title catches the eye in a nosey kind of way, there’s nothing actually controversial about the project. So, If you were hoping to get some M.I Abaga or CC bashing on it you would be dissappointed.
He made sure all the attention was fully on the project and not on unnecessary bitterness that would’ve ended up taking away the spotlight from the EP.
The new EP is a lot different from what the Nigerian audience is used to which is what makes it a lot more endearing. Instead of sticking with a sound/style that is tried and trusted in Nigeria (juju, afrobeat, local raps and a mixture of everything else) Milli went on to express himself fully on the project, ignoring the opinion of his “haters.” While the idea is something to be applauded you have to wonder if the Nigerian audience is ready to accept “change” despite voting for it last year.
Too many rappers/artists have tried to be creative and different but have all fallen flat – some are nowhere to be seen while others are now members of the “if you can’t beat them, join them club.” An advantage milli has, that a lot of the rest don’t or didn’t, is a loyal fanbase and a label that shares his visions and is not shy to invest financially in it.
This could be a good/winning combination or a recipe for disaster.
The opening track, We Up introduces us to the EP in proper: “Don’t ask me what happened dawg the deal is complicated,” Milli reiterates my earlier hunch, “I know y’all been waiting for the verse/hoping that I’d say something” he continues before switching up his flow. The EP comes off as boastful and one of the tracks that best represents that narrative is “Jealous” featuring his Animals After Dark collaborator Patrickxx Lee, who comes through with a killer verse by the way.