Rude Boy released his new track titled is allowed yesterday and featured on the song is Ibile act Reminisce. Indeed Reminisce seems to be a hit maker at the moment following his future on several bangers like Issa goal sand Diet but does this apply to Rude boy’s allowed?
The mid tempo track is embellished with a beat that anyone would naturally vibe to, but can you boldly say same about the lyrics?
Rude Boy’s line in the song leaves one with no message to carry home except for the point “anything is allowed”. For Reminisce on the other hand, he seems comfortable with the language barrier that follows the lyrics in most of his songs. Although any Yoruba speaking listener would easily vibe to the song and enjoy reminisce part of the song, but considering non-Yoruba speakers, don’t you think the purpose of the song has been defeated?
Moving on from the split with his brother, it is only normal that anyone would expect Rude Boy to focus more on musical content that fueled his career to the point where it stands now. Indeed, such efforts might include tours, features and collaborations. However, considering how much of native content Reminisce deploys to his music as opposed to Rude Boy’s kin d of music, don’t you think this attempt at “Is allowed” might be a failed experiment?
From the perspective of a “musictrepeneur” it’s no news that the best way to make a hit track most times is by latching on existing trend. Wizkid, Dj Spinall, Slim Case, Tiwa Savage and a host of other big acts have indeed latched on existing trend of the shaku shaku grove to make hit tracks. However, for Rude Boy’s “is allowed” losing out on the current trend, can the song earn a space in your top 20?