Falz (Stories that touch) (Halbum Review) by the way , the H is not a typo 🙂
The Bahd guy released his sophomore album on November 16 2015. He treated us to some good music . He featured other notable musicians like Oyinkansola, Simi, Yemi Alade, shaydee, Reminisce etc. He made a commendable effort to tell a story, a story that stamps the character Falz on the Nigerian music scene. He reveals his struggle from going to law school to become the famous rapper/comedian we now know as Falz.
Tracks And Thoughts
1 KAbiyesi ft Oyinkansola
Beat was sick, Rhymes on point. I loved when he said “Kabiyesi to wo CANVASS “ Meaning a Yoruba Traditional King that wears a Canvass which is kind of odd. Falz delivered on this track and Oyinkansola definitely brought her Yoruba Ingenuity to this one and made it a beauty to hear.
2 Soft Work.
Falz the bahd guy has certainly imprinted his brand on Nigeria. It has a cool message to accompany the beat too. He really comes down on his transition from Law school to become a famous Rapper and how he does not regret it . Good song. He doesn’t dull with is rap game too
3 My People
Here Falz is simply Repping Nigeria. He dropped a couple of hot lines on here too . “ Yawa dey for jalingo but my people still dey groove dey be dancing Alingo ”. Decent Track
4 Karishika ft Chyno , Chi gurl
Alright, Karishika was a hit before the album. Phyno definitely made the song special. Karishika is about girls who have extra terrestrial power and a prayer not to fall into their chains. Falz also did his thing here dropping hot rhymes. “Your boy flyer than a principality”
5 Soldier ft Simi
Has been hailed as the “Headliner”of the Album. Simi melted our hearts with her voice once again. Falz also did justice to it by dropping some dope and catchy lines . We hear Simi mixed the track also. She is simply a multi talented Badass!! The Rhyme pattern in this song was impressive. I always love it when an artist rhymes and still conveys the intended message . It’s trips!!
There definitely has to be some music chemistry with Simi and Falz. The awesomeness we saw on Jamb question ricocheted and hit us like a bullet fired by a Soldier! Here Falz is a control freak Soldier trying to harass Simi into a relationship that she does not want. You just have to love the flow!
Falz deals us a decent Afro beat tune. Nice track. You immediately remember a Fela Track laced with some cool rap. Falz explains here that we should all chill and try to enjoy our lives instead of trying to choke ourselves with work!
7 Soupe ft Yemi Alade and Shaydee
Decent track, Yemi Alade and shaydee brought their shares of magic to make it a decent addition to the album.
8 Clap ft Reminisce
A lucent addition to the album. Reminisce brought his Punchline Game on this one.
9 Time difference ft sess
A good track , a beautiful addition to the compilation. It talks about the struggles of engaging in a long distance relationship hence the Title Time difference!!!!!. The flow on this track is commendable
12 Celebrity Girlfriend ft Reekado Banks
Another hit track from the album. The song talks about having a celebrity girlfriend. Falz mentions and fantasizes about popular African celebrities he would like to be his Girlfriends. Reekaado goas Outside Africa talking about Rihanna and Beyonce.
13 Chardonnay ft Poe, chyn
Falz , Poe and chyn delivered good bars on this. It’s just serene and has flow . Cool track
This is for the street and you can feel the Fuji style infused in it. Falz dropped a Street tune here
15Love you Pass ft Bez
A beautiful tune. Talking about a lover and sticking with her through the thick and thin . The chorus also was also top notch, what do you expect from bez. I spotted some cheesy lines, but I guess girls still love them nevertheless.
16Karishika 2 ft M.I , Show Dem camp
Falz employs the help of rappers MI, show dem camp to deal us a remix of Karishika. M.I really came out on this and flowed quite well. Show Dem camp did a great Job also. Karishika is a track where dey are warding off “Spirit Wives” from their lives.
17 EVERYBODY (Thank You!)
This Track is Nice. He just thanks everybody that has helped him so far! It is a touching story that he cooks up something to shout out to his fans and everyone that has helped him thus far!
Bonus : ELLOE BAE
An oldie though, but is still fresh our minds. Falz took the Nigerian Cyber space by storm with this track before and decided to make it a bonus track on including the Album.
Stories that touch. Truth be told, I expected something hilarious or very deep or very hilarious and deep at the same. At least that is the vibe you get from The Title. Falz still did awesome work and tried to tell us his story the way he knows best!
rating > 3.8/5
By @koladePelumi for the Vexscheworld Review Panel