Thursday 1 June 2017

#AHAlbumReview: Absolute Hearts Album Review | The Never Say Never Guy by @youngskales

Artiste: Skales
Album: The Never Say Never Guy
Tracks: 17 (3 Bonus Track)
Features: Wande Coal, Phyno, Timaya, Burna Boy, PJ Morton of Maroon 5, Rotimi, Lil Kesh, Fifi Cooper, Egar Boi, Davido and Tekno
Producers: Echo (1,2,9,11,14,16), Egar Boi (3, 17,20) Kris Beats (4,5,15,19) Young John (7) Jay Pizzle (6) Pimpz Beat (10), Killer Tunez (12), Mckeezy (13), Spellz (8) and Young D (18).
When it comes to Skales I have to say I get very emotional or should I say passionate because I have always been a fan which was why I was mad when his career seems like it was going down the drain but he has been able to rewrite his story and with the determination and dedication he has shown, he has once again won my heart.

The Never Say Never Guy is his second album and without further ado let us go into analyzing the project.

Skales kicked off this album in the best possible way by giving thanks to God for all he has done for him, if you are familiar with Skales' struggles in the music industry then you would know he really has to Thank God, the rating would be 9/10

Track two is Mama, Skales has never hidden how much he loves his mum and once again he showered praises on her and I have to say I love the way he went about this song and of course good production from Echo. The rating would be 8/10.... Burna Boy seems to be the hot cake on everyone's album now, well giving his track record, it's not surprising. This is the second Skales song that Burna Boy will feature on though not as killing as Temper remix, Gbefun Onetime was also able to hold its own, Burna might have thrown shade at Linda Ikeji on this song - you will only understand when you listen to the song. The rating would be 8/10.

How do you say Booty in your Language? That is the question Skales is asking on the brilliantly produced song from Kris Beats. Skales really came through on this track and of course Kris Beats also showed us why he is one of the hottest producers in the industry right now. The rating would be 9/10. 

Make Love In The Morning is one song that would make you appreciate the production prowess of Kris Beats, listening to this song I couldn’t really place what genre it was, at a point it sounded like reggae then switched to dancehall before bringing that pop feeling into it, for me the production of this song killed it for me, of course Skales and Wande Coal came through but then again Kris Beats use his production skill to out shine them (just kidding). The rating of this song would be 9/10.

Kpete Wicked is the sixth track on this album and the production credit goes to Jay Pizzle who did extremely well, the instrumentals is off the hinges and Skales was able to deliver well, he didn’t dull the beat at all. Jay Pizzle took afro sound to another level with this song as the rating will be 9/10.

Considering who produced this song, Young John, I expected more, though this song is a decent song but compared to what the album has offered so far, this is weak. The rating for Loke Loke would be 5/10

Gallant features Lil Kesh and Young D is responsible for the brilliant production on this track. Immediately I started listening to this song I knew it was something that Lil Kesh would definitely bounce on and he did bounce on it very well. Looks like Kesh is sticking with this is No Fake Love pattern, the rating for the 8/10. 

For You is up next and Skales didn’t also disappoint on this one and it would retain the same rating we previously gave it on our Absolute Hearts Music Review which is 8/10.

Pimpz Beat is a monster, what he did with the production of this song is wicked, this is a monster class song, when I first heard the intro of this song I had to pause and pray Skales didn’t bring a school boy melody on it and yes he didn’t, he was able to go with the flow. This song shows how creative Skales has been on this project. The rating of Ko Ma Gbon would be 9/10

This album won’t have been complete without a Timaya on it, knowing how close these two artistes are I am surprised this is their first song together, Timaya has been more like a big brother to Skales. Speak My Mind gave Skales the chances to speak his mind about his music journey and who else to shed more light than the person who have really stood by him. The rating of this song would be 8/10

I understood what Skales was trying to do on this song Let Me Love You which features Phyno, the song has that highlife vibes which if I have to be honest didn’t really work out. This would be the second weak song on this album with a rating of 5/10.

Feel Good features PJ Morton of Maroon 5 and from the beginning of the song you can feel that foreign vibes in the song, sounds like one of those songs that David Guetta or DJ Snake will do but this is Skales with a different dimension with Mckeezy handling the production, the rating would be 8/10. 

Lavish features American Nigerian star Rotimi and together they gave us another super song with a 9/10. Skales took the foreign vibes one step higher on this one. I have to commend Skales both foreign artiste he featured didn’t outshine him at all and that's a good thing if you ask me. 

Booty Language remix features Sarkodie and it is 15th track on the album. I have to say this song didn’t need any remix but Sarkodie coming in didn’t do any damage to the song neither did he give it any extra push, just like the original version the rating would be 9/10.

If there is one thing I have noticed about this album it's the fact that Skales made sure the production were on point that even when the song isn’t as strong as it meant to be you won’t mind. Jogodo is another song with brilliant production that would make you forgive Skales for going back to his school boy melody here. The rating would be 7/10

That Shhh features Fifi Cooper, Egar Boi and Skales wasn’t impressive on this track, the rating would be 4/10.

The Never Say Never Guy project is an outstanding album, everything about this album is dope and the official rating will be 8.2/10. It’s indeed an album every lover of good music must listen to, Skales outdid himself on this one and I would say Thank You for not disappointing as the album was worth listening to. 

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