The Afrobeats superstar, Rema, has once again set the music world ablaze with his latest release, the ‘Ravage EP.’ This highly-anticipated project marks a significant evolution in his artistry showcasing his commitment to pushing boundaries and exploring new thematic elements.
The ‘Ravage EP’ comprises five tracks, each with its own unique story and sound: ‘Trouble Maker,’ ‘DND,’ ‘Smooth Criminal,’ ‘Don’t Leave,’ and ‘Red Potion.’
His sonic landscape in this project has been masterfully crafted by a trio of exceptional producers: London, P. Priime, and Blaise Beatz. Their collective ingenuity serves as the canvas for his sultry vocals, creating a mesmerizing soundscape that captivates from start to finish.
This EP marks the culmination of the Rave & Roses universe, a concept that Rema seamlessly weaves into his musical tapestry. As an artist unafraid to indulge in self-gratification, the EP showcases a discernible evolution in his artistic trajectory, thanks in no small part to the formidable production contributions from London, P. Prime, and Blaise Beatz. Rema explores thematic elements that adorned the Rave & Roses album, embracing the persona of the anti-hero, a departure from the conventional hero’s role.
One of the standout tracks, ‘DND,’ produced by P. Prime, sees Rema boldly declaring his detachment from societal expectations, with lyrics like, “Ṣe I wan good ṣe I wan bad? Ṣe I wan real ṣe I wan fake? Me I no do again.” This statement encapsulates the essence of the project, characterized by a fearless embrace of individuality and a refusal to conform to external judgments and opinions.
In ‘Smooth Criminal,’ he boldly asserts his claim as the “Prince of Afrobeats,” further solidifying his position as a dedicated mover of the genre.
The Rema Ravage EP is a bold and captivating musical journey that showcases his versatility, growth, and commitment to the Afrobeats genre. With its compelling narratives, unique sonic landscapes, and fearless individuality, this EP is a testament to his artistry.
His words shed light on the core ethos of the project as he explains, “On this project, I connect with my inner flame, my inner rage. It’s like an outburst from inside me that I’ve held in for too long. It’s not fueled with negativity, rather it’s fueled with drive, passion, and destiny. What people will hear on this project is a little exhale from me, only it comes with fire.”
Listen to Ravage EP here.