Renowned International Eva – Blazing DJ Neptune releases his sophomore album titled “Greatness 2.0” today, November 26, 2021. This is coming in after the success of the project’s lead singles; ‘Only Fan‘ (feat. Lojay, Zlatan) and ‘GAZA‘ (feat. Patoranking).
Since emerging in the early 2010s with his maximal interpretation of Afropop that weaved together R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall influences, DJ Neptune has had a constant presence at the forefront of the genre’s vaunt to global popularity, while trying to imbue popular music from west Africa with his more experimental ideas.
The success of 2018’s Greatness was a vindication for Neptune’s innovative approach, and on his follow-up, the Lagos-based artist pairs his technical virtuosity with hit-making gravitas.
“Greatness 2.0 Album” consist of 16 tracks and features artistes; Laycon, Waje, Ladipoe, Mr Eazi, Cheque, Blaqbonez, Rema, Patoranking, Simi, Peruzzi, Focalistic, Adekunle Gold, Joeboy, Omah Lay, Lojay, Zlatan, Bella Shmurda, Kofi Jamar, Jeriq, Phyno, Stonebwoy, Yemi Alade, One Acen, Harmonize & Anjella.
Across an album that kicks off with the aspirational messaging of “Rise Up” and closes with the loved-up swag of “Nobody,” DJ Neptune (Imohiosen Patrick) engages his phalanx of collaborators in meaningful conversation.
About the first track – Rise Up featuring; Laycon, Waje & LADIPOE, DJ Neptune said;
“With ‘Rise Up,’ when I got the beat, it sounded like what a Jay Z would want to get on. I told myself, ‘Okay, this is going to be a classic record. I need to make a classic record out of this.’ So I sent it to Waje and I told her, ‘Listen, the direction I want to go with this is that everyone in life has obstacles. We have our ups and downs, but regardless of whatever situation you’re going through at that particular time, always have it at the back of your mind that one day you’re going to rise up.’ She did her thing and the next person I sent it to was Laycon. Laycon had just won Big Brother Nigeria—that’s like a serious rise up for him. I needed to balance this with another rapper; Ladipoe came through with his own style and did his thing. We came in with the Kabusa choir, just to give it that extra feel.”
And according to him also the last track on the album Nobody featuring Joeboy & Mr. Eazi- is from . I mean the song came and did so much damage. Shout out to everyone who helped me make history with ‘Nobody.’
Listen to the full album below, Enjoy!