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L-Tido Turns Biggie Smalls' ‘10 Crack Commandments’ Into 10 Mac Commandments In His Latest Single ’10 Mac’

L-Tido highlights '10 Mac' from his 2018 album as a single.

In his 1997 classic track, "10 Crack Commandments," the late The Notorious B.I.G gave rules to navigating the crack dealing game.

More than 20 years later, South African rap veteran L-Tido, in the song "10 Mac" from his third studio album, 2018's 16, pays homage to the late rap legend.


On "10 Mac," L-Tido gives rules to navigating the dating game for men. If you are having troubles with relationships or just don't want yours to be a cautionary tale, who better than L-Tido to guide you through it?

After all, Tido seems to be in control of his love life. Firstly, it's kept as far away from the spotlight as possible; you've never read about his relationship or relationship scandals on the tabloids. Even in his songs, Tido seems to be in control of an aspect of life many of us struggle with.

Read: L-Tido Breaks Down What Exactly Happened to Glitz Gang in His New Album '16'

"10 Mac" is one of L-Tido's best songs, and easily the strongest song on 16, which is the MC's best effort to date.

Listen to the song below, and/or download it here.


Interview

A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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