“I know I’m the Voice, I know I’m the lamp, I know I’m the G.O.A.T, I know I’m the change” – Fhishofficial
BRIEF REVIEW OF THE ALBUM
Fhish has posthumously released a 5-track album dubbed “SILK”. The album is about Pan-Africanism and Black cultural identity.
1. RIO-DOS KAMEROS
Rio Dos Kameros is a mellifluous and soothing Afro-beat-inspired tune depicting the concept of colonialism, characterized by exploitation of resources and selfish interests. He explains how colonialists exploited and abandoned Cameroon in suffering, anarchy yet keeps giving fake promises. He also gives an inkling about imperialism.
He introduces the song;
“I hear say na me be the new school vibe way go take over the whole nation…take over the continent”. This explicates his vision to change the urban music game in Cameroon.
Fhish ends the song emotionally with an ethereal voice;
“I know I’m the Voice, I know I’m the lamp, I know I’m the G.O.A.T, I know I’m the change”
2. EAZY BUZY
“I want chop khati, I be African man I be m*nkey”
The song talks about Cameroonian nationalism, patriotism and cultural identity. The song is full of allegories that reflect censorship on freedom of speech and repression: ” no tell me say I lazy, I no want go me prison, make I no talk so they kill me”
“Motto” which lasts just 1:35 is a percussive song with a danceable rhythm, explaining our daily hustle and bustle.
4. CE PAS LE HOO
It commences with vocal harmonies and proceeds into a thumping beat which sounds more like his usual unique style. It’s a commercial tune about good life, riches and lavishness.
“Mon argent c’est pas le hoo hoo, je depense comme je veux”
“SIMPO” is dancehall-inspired song which proves Fhish’s versatility. He seamlessly flows on the beats with dulcet vocals with deep lyrics. He talks about love and mutual understanding for Africa to be in peace and a better place.
“Understand me for me… if no understand me how you expect me for relate with you.
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