I listened to Based on logistics by Efe when Stella mentioned it on her blog. After listening things got so emotional that I had to wipe my eyes with what was available, I had to grab my “paent” when I couldn’t find a handkerchief but the tears refused to stop. Efe why?!!!!!
At the beginning, I was nodding to the intro, it felt like a super dope rap song with the sound and the “money, money” repeatedly said along to the sound. The sound is similar to Olamide’s Eyan Mayweather intro until Efe decided to shatter my ears with his “rape”, he raped my ears!
His first verse had me going like
“ha i don come back
make den pack well
either dem vex the water or dem pack well”
Dear Efe, as per sey I no like to dey yab people anyhow especially original somebody like you, biko check the following advice wey I don pen down for una…
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Rap doesn’t always have to rhyme
Rap is spoken word, just pass a message across, the rhymes are just added advantage. rhyming just to make rhyme, rhyme gets overbearing and there is tendency to deviate from the message. I ken’t biko, those lines were reminding me of my flows when I was in secondary school, then when I thought I was gonna become a big rap artist. Efe love, It is not a must to make flows rhyme, there are rap artists that get you stuck on their song not cus of their rhymes but how they present their rap, not everything must rhyme at the end. Efe know that!
Throw Away That MacMillan Primary School Dictionary
Everybody knows “among” rhymes with “long” who doesn’t?!
” everyday i dey kneel, I dey pray
sey baba make you show me the way”
Da feck are you talking ’bout?
You should have hired an authentic Ghostwriter
Nicki was rumoured to have one, Drake too, and some other rap artists. None would come out to boast they have one in order not to lose their authenticity, Efe 25 million no be beans o, e no go shake you to hire a ghostwriter next time.
Repetition of BASED ON LOGISTICS
It was not making sensible sense, it is not a must for you to repeat that every time just because you want to make your point, everybody has ascribed the use of the phrase in relation to you already so why bother? What is most annoying is saying people suffering and all is based on logistics! Yeah you made your point eventually but that based on logistics shouldn’t have come when you used it, you could have waited till the end before you base it on logistics!
“naira dey fall, Garri dey cost people dey suffer, government never yarn… BASED ON LOGISTICS”
Efe get outta here mahn!
You disrespected MARTIN LUTHER KING
Martin’s dream was legit, what is yours? You dreamt to make money? Utterly shallow and vain thing to say! Martin’s encouraged black people, he believed in them and geared them towards greatness, he made them believe in themselves too with that speech. So how dare you? How dare you compare your BBnaija dream to that?!
Stop wasting beat
Out of 3:40 minutes, the “rap” flows and lines went on for just 2:53 minutes, the remaining 87 seconds was spent repeating based on logistics and money money and chorus, seconds that would have been profitable for you to make cool cash instead of repeating the same thing all over again.
Unique style, whack user
Your style of rap which is the use of pidgin is unique but you ain’t killing it brah, your rap is not only watery but childish, you could have made a breakthrough with that style like Olamide did with the use of Yoruba, Phyno with Igbo, Ice Prince with Hausa. Your style would have been unifying because every Nigerian understands pidgin English to an extent. But my guy ruined everything, you forgot to use your kidney when you were writing those lines. Abi what the heck did you mean with this?
“cus I be seller dem no fit buy me
I put myself for Bb self dem no fit sell me”
You should Change your friends and fire your Manager
Whoever is your friend or ya manager ain’t good mahn, they don’t want you to be great, I know as you rap with vigor into the mic at the studio saying…
“who I be, I say who I be nah Baba God give me the grace, based on logistics
so as a street boy I use my kidney pack all the money based on logistics”
They are there in a corner hailing you and telling you “guy e make sense”
I am sure your manager listened to it too and gave you the thumbs up before encouraging you to release it. Perhaps he was even the one that suggested you release a song with based on logistics being chanted into our ears after every line.
Learn how to place your words
Just as I stated above, after you dedicated two verses to your struggle “based on logistics” and your success “based on logistics”, you came around to rap about people suffering BASED ON LOGISTICS! Efe feck you, feck you! You think it is easy to struggle and suffer? You should know better, shouldn’t you? Why will you put such flows forward and then say it is based on logi-fecking-stics? But I forgive you tho cus you added
“But we still dey survive based on logistics”
Awwww, you won my heart with that… BUT STILL, EFE YOU NEED TO HUMBLY TENDER YOUR RESIGNATION LETTER TO THE RAP INDUSTRY OR GO AND TAKE LESSONS FROM BADDO THE GREATEST, PHYNO THE DOPEST OR ME THE FLYEST.
Warri no dey carry last based on logistics but Efe don overtake last BASED ON RAP LOGISTICS.