African Giant

Burna Boy - African Giant
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #264 / 757
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2019 Ratings: #599
Liked by 1 person
July 25, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Afrobeats / Genres
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[Genre: Afrobeats]

I've liked Burna Boy's features in the past; well, some of them. I just really dig his accent and style of music, since I generally find that stuff pretty fun and catchy. And while there are some great and really catchy tracks on here, it really doesn't justify its hour long run time. Clocking in at 19 tracks and a run time of just an hour, a lot of the tracks really start to feel like filler after a while. Plus it really starts to get boring after a while. I wouldn't say ... read more
The quality I've come to expect from Burna Boy, but this is his best yet. This is easily my pop aoty.
Powering through with heavily Fela Kuti inspired sounds & persona, African Giant is an appropriate statement to a bold claim made earlier in the year by the Afrobeats crooner. The album provides a decent blend of rugged, hard-beat party starters & culture crossing features to satisfy any listener. Quite frankly deserving of every accolade it’s receiving.
"Burna knows the power of his voice. He sings about the unjust power of fear over people’s lives on “Collateral Damage” with overwhelming emotional. The overarching message of African Giant is the sprawling influence of Africa across the world and across music. Burna functions as a sort of global ambassador on this album, and everything works."

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This turned out a lot better than what I was expecting from our Burna Boy. The good vibes, partying on an island oasis, and playing this album would be a mood. It’s on the longer side, and I can’t find myself to stick around for a whole hour of this album, but that’s not meant to take its credit away. The tracks are catching and varying of tropical flavors. I’ll be looking around for anymore new stuff that comes our way.
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Track List

  1. African Giant
  2. Anybody
  3. Wetin Man Go Do
  4. Dangote
  5. Gum Body (feat. Jorja Smith)
  6. Killin Dem (feat. Zlatan)
  7. Omo
  8. Secret (feat. Jeremih & Serani)
  9. Collateral Damage
  10. Another Story (feat. M.anifest)
  11. Pull Up
  12. Blak Ryno (Skit)
  13. Destiny
  14. Different (feat. Damian Marley & Angelique Kidjo)
  15. Gbona
  16. On the Low
  17. Show & Tell (feat. Future)
  18. This Side (feat. YG)
  19. Spiritual
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Added on: July 21, 2019