“SmallCityBigDreams EP” has been one of the most criticized albums in recent times. It’s almost like nobody except ALK fans like it.
And, it makes sense, you know. ALK is not an album person. He makes hits, bangers and badass guest verses, but that’s all he does.
His debut album, “ALK: The Genesis” compared to some other debuts from the last decade, is a disappointment. Then he has an EP that was commercially a failure.
“SmallCityBigDreams EP,” though kind of put Arewa Last Kîñg back on track in 2019, as it showed that if ALK put in a lot more effort in his albums, he’ll have better projects.
SCBD remains his best album to date. That’s why it came as a surprise when he announced he’d be putting out a new album, just one year after his classic.
Maybe he had something special he’s bringing, would have been anyone’s first thought.
In comes a song like “Sapa Level,” very cool jam, a break from the ALK everyone knows. No noise, he’s just on some Afro beat singing like he’s a magician.
Now even if you’re a Dj Ab fan or an Outsider, you can’t deny that “Sapa Level” sounds really good, and was one of the better Afro jams this Year.
Some Weeks after the release of this album, people are starting to realize that there just might be gems on that album.
The other day I was on Twitter, and somebody said “Sapa Level” is indeed the best song on “SmallCityBigDreams Ep.”
For many people, that might seem far-fetched. But actually, it is not. “SAPA level” has that heavenly vibe you can’t just explain. ALK got something right with that, no doubt.
But is it better than every other song on the album? Hallelujah? Anytime? SmallCityBigDreams, No Guts No Glory ? Is it?
Let’s hear from you.
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