In the recently released “Wilmer” album by Patoranking, which contained twelve tracks, an outstanding single titled, “Black” seems to be the best among others.
The Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter continues to demonstrate his patriotic acts through soul stirring music like his latest single ‘Black’.
‘Black’ focuses on the African origin. The song is reminiscent of his master craft “Heal the World” as it focuses on love and acceptance amongst Africans.
Patoranking’s lyrics: “Black beat black, Black hit black, Black cheat black…” was to reawaken our consciousness of the black race and a change of attitude of Africans towards one another.
Although, there seems to be an overuse of the word, “Black”. Still, it doesn’t becloud the messages outlined in the lyrics.
However, the songwriter’s hope is that this over 4mins single will not fall on deaf ears. As he wants the black race to “rewrite the black life, in a bold font”.
And, conclusively, the listener is enjoined to see meaning in this single and act accordingly. Enjoy the Jam.
Download mp3: Black by Patoranking
Music review by:
Onwuamaeze Ikechukwu J.