Published on October 8th, 2018 | by Abdulhafeez Onitilo1
[MUSIC REVIEW]: DJ Cuppy Didn’t Make It Werk With Skuki
I can’t say much about her deejay skills because I haven‘t seen her behind a turntable before but I what I have watched closely is her music career. Of course DJ Cuppy is still an upcoming artiste don’t let the fact that she is popular or has some few endorsement trick you into believing she is a blow star.
Maybe as a skilled deejay, she might be a star but in the music industry, she never blow reach people like Teni and Toby Grey just to mention a few. Her first official song Greenlight (ft. Tekno) wasn’t a bad song for a debut single and it was well received too, her third single, Currency (ft. L.A.X) is still doing well especially the video which is why I don’t understand her rush in putting out another single though with the way the industry is now, if you don’t put out a fresh song once every two months, your relevance might just be on a decline, so from that perspective it’s understandable she is putting in the work.
Her latest effort is titled Werk and its features Skuki as produced by DJ Mo. First off, I need to ask DJ Mo and Skuki if they are not tired of sampling this Pass Me The Agbara beat, like seriously, this is 2018, they should try something new. Since her first single, DJ Cuppy has always dropped some few lines/flows in her song, so it didn’t come as a surprise that she also did the same on this song. What came as a surprise though was how she came into the song, no offence and I’m trying to be as fair as I can possibly be, her verse on this song sounds terrible. To be honest when the song up on my radar, I was like, hope say this girl no go sing for this song because Skuki has this flow that if you are not a very talented artiste, you will be exposed.
And as I heard the beginning of her flow “Boy you, are you gonna spend dough” I knew Cuppy had messed up. The 30 seconds flow in this song was all it took to spoil what could have been another decent song in her catalogue but hell no “she scatters the building” with her baby flows, exposing the fact that she isn’t that good of a singer as she might have thought. To be candid, I think she doing a little bit of adlib, back up or having a kind of outro hook to the song would have been better than that verse she came up with.
As I said, you have to be very talented to be able to do a song with Skuki because of their different kind of singing pattern and I’m sorry to say Cuppy isn’t just talented enough to blend into their sound which is why this song has come out bad though the video is cool and colourful and that might work in her favour but then again this is a 4/10 rating song.