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Audio: Fecko the Emecee “Soul Survivor Remix”


I haven’t heard that much by Fecko the Emcee, aka Raplogic, but if this track is any indication, the young rapper isn’t lacking in terms of punchlines and confidence. I will say that he reminds me of the late 90’s/early aughts backpack rap that I listened to in my formative years. The real standout for here might just be Teck-Zilla’s multifaceted production. The sound is tight but varied, and I kept playing the track over and over again just to hear the beat. With rising stars like these in their ranks, the future of Nigerian rap is looking pretty bright.  Listen below, and then download the track for free.  For more on Fecko, check out his bandcamp.

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Fecko-the-Emcee-RapLogic-SoulSurvivor-ReMix.mp3|titles="Soul Survivor Remix" by Fecko the Emcee]

Download "Soul Survivor Remix" here.

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Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

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