PDot O Releases His Third Album ‘Cold Waters’

Listen to PDot O's new album 'Cold Waters.'

PDot O recently shared a new album which he hadn't announced prior. The project, which is titled Cold Waters, is trademark-PDot O as the Pretoria-based MC wears his heart on his sleeve as he raps about the challenges he faces as a nonconformist, backstabbing friends and he doesn't shy away from reminding you he's one of the greatest to ever pick up a mic in South Africa and beyond.


He raps on the album's intro:

"Same soldier, I stand for mine/ I'm torn apart but I pretend I'm fine, ooh/ Mere reflection in the mirror, kinda scare me now/ I see a beast with a crown, but he alone at times/ Put it into, spoken rhymes, so you can quote the line"

Just like the emcee's two previous albums, Cold Waters comes with plenty of featured artists that each add their contribution, but his presence is felt throughout the 17 songs on the project. The guestlist is diverse; it features rappers and singers from different walks of life—Big Zulu , Zubz, Kid X, Sky Nomonde, Fuego Phoenix, Jay Claude and Ras are some of the many artists featured on Cold Waters.

PDot O fans are already flooding the emcee's mentions, thanking him for always giving them his reality which is relatable to many of his listeners. Lyrically, Cold Waters won't alienate fans, as the emcee poignantly speaks on the issues affecting him currently. Stylistically, however, the album comes with a few surprises—songs like "Long Way" and "Kingdom Come" see the rapper adopting the current style of rapping—flow-based with autotuned hooks. They make the project accessible to a younger audience and reveal PDot as a student of the game.

Stream Cold Waters below:


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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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