ALBUM REVIEW: CDQ – “Quality”
Album – Quality
Artiste – CDQ
Guests – Vector, Ice Prince, Banky W, Reminisce, Davido, Cayana, Kenny Black, Gabanabwoy, Olamide, Skales, VJ Adams, Masterkraft
Producers – Masterkraft
Record Label – General Records (2016)
Duration – 59 Minutes
After gaining the streetz’s attention CDQ decides to properly introduce himself to his fans with the self-acclaimed Quality album. Quality is an album monotonously produced by Mastercraft. However, several Mix masters made influential contribution to some of the tracks.
Without further ado here is the epoch review based on a track-by-track analysis.
Honestly, I don’t know what inspired this track. The title does not correlate with the lyrics in any way. This is woeful attempt at story telling.
Again, a weak hook, weak punch line. Everything about this track is wrong except the beat. Mastercraft actually did well with the tempo; I believe a good rapper can get the best out of this beat.
This is a street fused track, it’s the type that can get you grooving thanks to the beat. It has that street feel; this is one of the few tracks the woss, wobi signature gel with.
This track should not be on the album, why? Because too much emphasis has been laid on vulgarism. It’s becoming a routine for CDQ to talk about a girl’s body, can he just tell us something else… #bored
Again, mastercaft to the rescue! The beat will have you shaking your head right from the beginning. Skales made an average contribution, not his best day I guess.
Indomie ft Olaimde and Davido
No doubt this song is a hit, I mean with Baddo and Baddest giving you that push, what could go wrong? It is a bit surprising to see olamide singing the chorus though but all in all, the street will always love indomie.
Abo ft Vector and Mastercraft
Once again CDQ appreciates Ladies with the big booty (abo), only this time with the help of Vector. One thing that made this track distinct from others is the tempo. Mastercraft went slow on this, good stuff.
Olowo ft Reminisce
For a street rap lover, you would be excited by this collaboration, but wait! The first thing that caught my attention is the beat. It sounded exactly like “2mussh” a song produced by Legendary Beatz for Reminisce’s first album. Besides that, the both of them deliver on this track.
Odikwa Ok Ft Banky W
Too much Bass for a love song, CDQ ‘s romantic attempt was ok. However, Mr Capable sounded really tired on this track, he did not have much to contribute here, I mean you would expect a better chorus.
Otishe ft Gabana Bwoy
This track actually brought out a part of CDQ we have never seen. Talking about his struggle to music and what God has done for him.
Nowo E Soke ft Wizkid
A DJ friendly song. It is a typical Cdq track but with a much better partner in Wizkid. The track is simply all shades of groove.
Shanawole Ft Iceprince
This was the first track on the album and CDQ choose to go hard-core on it. Partnered by Iceprince, this track was definitely the appropriate introduction to quality.
It is a typical CDQ song, a party song with a poor chorus. But then, Mastercraft’s beat always to the rescue.
A freestyle track, I take it back “a good freestyle track”. CDQ went hardcore on this one and once again Mastercraft came in with that sick beat.
Honestly, the album was boring, not because there was not much excitement but because the absence of versatility killed the vibes. For an album with prominent names on the track list, you would expect to C D Quality but No! it is an average album.