I’ve heard when people compare mainstream trash music to alternative good music. Most times, the name Johnny Drille just pops up from nowhere. The reason isn’t far-fetched at all, Drille drills his music to the finest and never puts out music that cannot be considered ‘good’.
Although his music hasn’t made him as big as Wizkid or even some new kids on the block, his music is like the paragon of good music, anywhere around here. He’s even often used as a synecdoche for artists who have good content. Not just that, he’s also madly talented and his voice, well, that’s some Nonso Amadi level stuff.
Enough of Johnny! What about Chinko? The guy that blew up saying random Chinese-Esque words on his songs? Just freestyles every day, and everything else that’s far from being called good music. That’s not all too. Last year, the former YBNL singer who has been struggling with his career before, made his first hit in a while (or ever?) You know the hit? “Able God”.
Maybe “Able God” isn’t that bad, yeah. But I still can’t imagine Johnny on a track with anyone who was on that track. Not Lil Kesh, not Chinko, definitely not Zlatan. They’re supposed to be street or something.
But, in Chinko’s words, “to accomplish my mission, I had to link up with Johnny.” His new single, “Calling” has him singing to his love interest, in a rather cool way and Johnny Drille on the hook, “I been calling your phone… ” For the record, they are both waiting in the sun till she answers their phones.
The song has the vibe some people would call Palmwine Music and yeah, it’s actually more like Show Dem Camp thing. A cool chorus from a talented alte singer, and very cool rap bars, to match. Isn’t it cool?
Chinko actually has been on a roll, since the release of his smash hit, “Able God” last year. This year, he’s got work singles, one of which is “Samena”, a high tempo track featuring DMW singer, Peruzzi.
“Calling” is definitely another one we never saw coming. At least, not with Johnny on it. And, that’s why it’s trending already. The video is out, too. One thing this definitely tells us is that even street singers can still do good music at some point in time. Maybe there is hope for Naira Marley after all.
In the meantime, let’s all wait in the sun, till she picks our call.