Burna Boy is towering over the world in great representation of Africa, the motherland, on his brand new album Twice As Tall.
The Nigerian megastar dropped off the 15-track Diddy-executive-produced album on Friday, to much critical acclaim.
Our critical opinion: Is it a hit or a miss?
There is no denying the star power inherent in Burna. With minimal effort, he exudes class and this is heard right at the start of the album that opens up with the Jimmy Van Heusen sampled Level Up featuring Youssou N’Dour.
It is too early to give our critical opinion on this album. Thus, we will stick to the basics. The avenues Burna stops at, at different turns on the album is a great show of his artistic range.
Of course, this is assisted by a near-perfect medley of guest appearances that offer tonality and alternative perspective to Burna’s narrative about growth, his grassroots connection to Nigeria and the diaspora.
Burna Boy drops Twice As Tall album: Download info, tracklist
Made during a period in the world’s history where a pandemic pillaged humanity and threatened our very existence, Twice As Tall is the perfect soundtrack to the approaching dawn.
At the end of our struggles, there is hope and the tune we hop towards it is crooned by the wondrous boy from the dusty streets of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The 15-track LP features guest appearances from N’Dour, Naughty By Nature, Sauti Sol, Chris Martin and Stormzy. You can purchase/download Twice As Tall on your preferred digital streaming platform. Spotify members can hit play below:
Social media reacts to Burna Boy Twice As Tall
As previously mentioned, any opinions on this album would be ill-informed as one needs a great deal of time to soak in Burna’s narrative on this album.
It would help to listen to it in different settings, if such movement is permissible in your country. Nonetheless, we took a dive into social media to see what people think of the album and these are the reactions we picked out: