During an exclusive interview in May 2020, my interviewee Informed me about a guy who was popping via a song called Ijo Micheal Jackson, he urged me to goggle for more.
I was indifferent not even when when he released the video for one of his two remixes. The remix was needless, I became receptive when I listened to his input on loading, one of the stand out track off Olamide’s last project.
Badboy Timz is the guy who always shock them like electric wave, he is one of the new kid who has been tagged as the future, he was recently declared the winner of the 2020 rookie of the year at the last headies awards.
Before he rebranded and tailored his dressing like Boy Aliko, a character off the Wale Adenuga’s Papa Ajasco fame, Badboy time was the coolest and freshest guy you would have ever seen, you need to check his 2019 videos for more on this.
In 2019, he released an eponymous six-track extended play, even though he referred to himself as this young Fela, nothing much in this EP suggests he can touch the hem of Abami Eda’s cloth. Here was a boy who is in love, sometimes with someone way bigger than him.
The songs are warmed, even when the eccentric Zlatan came on the second track, he adapted to the song tempo. His needless shouting was jettisoned for some gratifying lines.
Badboy Timz is a cut from Wizkid and another artiste before him, you get the feeling from the first track when he interpolated lines from Naughty Ride by Wizkid, even with this, you can’t take anything from his penning game, it oozes confidence, a guy who knows what he wants from a girl, the right words flow in, he tingles the mumu button of the girl, the only spoiler would be the name. Her name was Amaka, we know what happened to 2face, will history not repeat itself.
Ozedikus produced four tracks while BeatzbyTimmy and Telz, the Dude with Funkula tag produced a track apiece. On Hustle, the second track on this EP, the artist on a cruise, aided by a saxophone. Zlatan amplified the cruise mode on this track.
Don’t Go instrumental is pulsating, sounds like a typical broke boy track before an imminent heartbreak. ‘Don’t go” littered the track but sadly she is gone. Available should have come before Don’t go, he started very well but went south, you wonder why the track was included in this EP. The whole point of the track was almost defeated with the first verse, baba was off, not even his second verse could rectify the mistake. Available had some Dancehall inflection.
Folasade, the penultimate is the only track that gives the Fela Vibe, it a high life, putting you in an Afrika Shrine mode, the only minus would be the topic of discussion, Fela no dey talk about love like that. Badboy Timz is drunk in love with this ditty, he doesn’t hide it either. well written. The instrumentation was marvelously put together.
The act put the listeners on a party mode for his subsequent output, it a plot, make do with this till I come.Odo featured Barry Jhay who brought the Fuji vibe on his long verse, they interspersed the hook with the Alhaji Barrister adding some Ad-libs.
Timz was curated to introduce Badboy Timz to the fans, while I still rue the fact that the introduction was unsuccessful judging from the numbers, it was a refreshing sound at its peak, the penning should be around B or C, the title was not reflected on the project, beyond selling the face or name, nothing justifies the title if you name a project Timz, who is Timz? what’s Timz struggle so far?, he tried to answer some of these questions on the second to the last track but it was late and ineffective. I know it was just a marketing strategy to sell the brand. Artistically, it off for me
The tracks were improperly arranged, thereby leading to inconsistent storytelling by the Ikorodu raised act, while I praise his songwriting skills, there are moment he lost it, he goes off the theme, talking about something else on the track, the ability to stay focus on tracks is one thing Badboy Timz lacked on this EP.