Music: Just6 – Fada (Panda Cover)

Music: Just6 – Fada (Panda Cover)

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Panda by Desiigner literally became
the number one rap song in the US
after it dropped and I
knew it was a matter of time before
rappers the world over gave us their
remixes. As a music
buff and rap head, I was more
concerned with the cover African
lyricists were gonna bring to
the table. Desiigner talked about
Drugs, Crime,Violence and Money so
it was important for me
to know the message coming from
Africa on this iconic beat. Sarkodie
didn’t disappoint with his
‘KANTA’ version of ‘PANDA’ flowing
in his trademark Ghana language
while exhibiting great
lyrical prowess but unfortunately he
fell short of my expectations by
reducing the message to
mere diss laced with vulgarities.
Thats one thing I hate, giving me
extra assignment to edit a song
before putting it on air. Then out of
the blues came another ‘PANDA’
cover offering. This time
by Utown, Nigeria based rapper,
JUST6! He is about the same age
bracket with
Desiigner but his lyrical prowess has
been well known to South East
Nigerian residents owing to the fact
that his previous singles had made it
to the playlist of prominent radio
stations. Just6
called his input ‘FADA’…Favoured
And Distinct
Altogether.. The title gives one a first
han understanding of what to
expect. He started with the usual
generic rap clichés which he
developed over time before rapping
about hope, positivity,
respect, love and Ultimately God.
Something you rarely hear from
homegrown rappers who fall for
the temptation of the stereotype. He
infused the metaphors appropriately
and deliberately led you
on with rhythmic discipline. Just6
toyed with Antithesis, a dangerous
style which some rappers fail at but
he excelled, a pointer to the fact that
he knows his literature well. ‘FADA’
is a relief and indeed a game
changer. A feel good song
that highlights the beauty of the Igbo
language when creatively used in
rap music. It’s one song
you can be comfortable to put on
replay even when your kids are
around. It’s motivational and
above all pure. A song that should be
on your playlist. It was produced my
super hit maker @dozzybreezy
Follow the young talent on IG and
Twitter @Just6jneral


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