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“More Kashcoming” Review: Kashcoming Delivers an Incomplete Rendition on New EP

“More Kashcoming” Review: Kashcoming Delivers an Incomplete Rendition on New EP

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More Kashcoming proves that Kashcoming has room to improve, most especially with lyricism, delivery, and production.

By Hope Ibiale

Kashcoming’s debut in the Nigerian music industry was in 2019 when he released the record, “Controlla”. Since then, the Street-Pop artiste has expanded his discography with records made with artistes such as Zlatan, Wande Coal, and Bnxn. A disciple of Nigeria’s Street-Pop scene, Kashcoming poured his desires and aspirations into his well-received debut EP, On A Low, in 2023. In the same year, he released a deluxe version of the album. Now, he is back with More Kashcoming — a prophetic title if you ask me. The 5-track EP holds a promise of what to expect from the thriving artiste and as an offering to his ardent listeners. In his latest project, he kicks off his music endeavours for the year and attempts to position himself as one of the heirs to the Street-Pop throne.  

More Kashcoming opens with “How Many”, a song where the singer questions his position in the music industry and gives God all the credit for his journey so far. He asks, “My nigga how many hits I go take till I blow/oro mi o ogbe jo wewe owo oluwa lo wa”, (I don’t have time for small talk. Everything is in God’s hands)”. On one hand, he questions whether his discography is equipped with the right songs to make him a successful artiste. On the other hand, the artiste admits to himself that growth is a continuous process and decides to leave his fate in God’s hands. 

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In some ways, Kashcoming’s dilemma with questioning his achievement and leaving it up to God is similar to how people battle with taking charge of their destinies or leaving it all to fate or the power of the supernatural being.  The thumping bass lines and electric guitar at the end of the track add a sophisticated and different layer to the song. Unlike his debut EP opener, “Miracle”, where he appreciates God for his love interest, Kashcoming delivers a relatable story that is built on human struggles on “How Many”.

His ability to make upbeat street music is elevated in the next track tagged “Casa”. Here, he teams up with Plutomania Records’ latest signee, Zerrydl, to explore the popular 2024 tagline “No gree for anybody”. Both artistes admonish listeners to live life to the fullest. Zerrydl is an added advantage to the record as he flows effortlessly over the song’s upbeat production. He raps, “I use rubber because I no want score goal cus I no be Christian Ronaldo”. While this track might seem to have derailed the message Kashcoming communicates in the previous track, it depicts how people move on from sad situations and look on to the brighter side of things. But once the party ends, doesn’t the problem continue to persist? 

On “Yepo”, Kashcoming continues to preach about the good life and listeners have no choice but to live vicariously through the artiste’s sermon and the accompanying music video. The log drums scattered around the record are guaranteed to draw you to the dancefloor. 

Originally released in 2023, Kashcoming’s “How Low” reappears on More Kashcoming, with a new addition from fellow Street-Pop artiste, Seyi Vibez. On first listen, one might assume Kashcoming is a guest on the record.  He completely abandons the song, except for when he repeats one word across the record. More Kashcoming would have fared better without the inclusion of “How Low”. It is as though both artistes left the Amapiano song to cater for itself while they wait for an invisible force to take the song to greater heights. It is a lazy project filler, with both artiste offering nothing to the record, and at the end of the three-minute song, you wish you had listened to something else. 

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Kashcoming

The project picks up again with “Osato”. Here, the intentionality behind the record is prominent in the song’s crisp production and the singer’s delivery. The confidence embedded in the lyrics and the artiste’s poise throughout the song makes it more endearing and entertaining. 

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More Kashcoming proves that Kashcoming has room to improve, most especially with lyricism, delivery, and production. “Osato”, “How Many”, and “Casa” make the project worth listening to, due to the music production and the singer’s confident delivery. Perhaps it would have been better if the artiste had released these songs as singles rather than throwing together a bunch of songs for the sake of releasing a project. Thematically, there is no cohesion. More Kashcoming feels like a poorly arranged playlist. After listening to the project, you don’t hear an artiste craving success. Instead, you hear an artiste who is too comfortable in his zone. At just seven minutes and 12 seconds, More Kashcoming feels incomplete. Hopefully, with time and experience, Kashcoming will deliver a great project. 

 

Lyricism – 0.9

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Tracklisting – 0.9

Sound Engineering –1.3

Vocalisation – 0.9

Listening Experience – 1

Rating – 5/10 

Hope Ibiale is a writer and book lover.

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