Originality (album)

Originality is the third studio album by Nigerian R&B Superstar Faze released on October 6, 2008. The album gained the tag of being 'THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2008' as well the most personal album by Faze.

Originality
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 2008
Recorded2007–2008
GenreR&B, pop, hip hop
Length48 minutes
LabelIndependent Entertainment
ProducerWaz Beat, J. Sleek, Spankie, Jah Mix
Faze chronology
Independent
(2006)
Originality
(2008)
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
NET4.5/5 stars[citation needed]

ProductionEdit

The production of the album is much different from his last two platinum albums as he dropped some his regular producers such as OJB JEZREEL, COHBAMS, I.D. CABASA & MR DAZ and embraced new producers for his chart bursting Originality album such as Waz Beat (he produced most of the songs in the album) and J.Sleek, while maintaining productions by Spankie (the producer of Kolomental one Nigeria's greatest hit ever) and Jah Mix (who produced the Remix to the hit Kpo Kpo Di Kpo). The beats signal a clear change in producers as it features more Africanized beats than ever in any Faze album, thereby indicating true Originality as the album title denotes. The mixing and mastering of the album were done by Foster Zeeno, Jah Mix, Indomix, Klem, Richie (from Ghana).

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Originality"Waz Beat3:43
2."Play Ball"J. Sleek3:35
3."Spend my money"Waz Beat3:49
4."Story of my life"Waz Beat4:31
5."Am in love"Waz Beat3:25
6."Dutty Wine"Spankie3:44
7."Valentine's Day"Spankie4:07
8."Don't U Go"Waz Beat4:01
9."Yawa Eh"Spankie4:24
10."Originality (Remix)"Spankie3:37
11."Like my Style"Waz beat3:43
12."Hold Your"Waz Beat3:56
13."Fantasy"Waz Beat3:11
14."Tomorrow's leaders"Waz Beat, Spankie4:12
15."Mummy's Prayers" 0:52
16."Tattoo Girls (Remix)"Spankie4:37
17."U No Try"Jah Mix3:41

Reception and chartsEdit

After a successful multi-Platinum selling Independent, Originality has received the tag "The Most Anticipated Album of the Year 2008. The first time the performing artiste will get such recognition for releasing any of his albums. The album also paved way for Faze as the first Nigerian Contemporary artiste to have three of his albums go platinum consecutively. Having pushed out over One million copies by the end of October its first lead single Originality has been a success in charts reaching the top three of charts like Super 7 (Africahit.com), Global countdown, Cosmo FM chart etc. Spend my money (official second single), Play Ball, Yawa Eh, Valentine's Day, Am in love, Dutty wine are also expected to make the singles list and if all do make it as singles it will pave way for another history for being the only album by Nigerian to have up 7 singles in an album. Originality also certifies Faze as one of Nigeria most consistent artiste releasing an album every two years the last 'Independent' was released on October 5, 2006.

Vocals and lyricsEdit

Originality is Faze's most personal, reflective and revelatory collectory to date and combines his strong lyrics in his songs all mixed with his raspy voice. "Yawa Eh", "Originality", "I'm in Love" and "Valentine's Day" are his best lyrically noted tracks. Other songs like "Dutty Wine", "Spend My Money", "Story of My Life" reflect Faze's energetic vocals.

ReferencesEdit

  • Faze-Originality album "Stepping up the game", Vanguard News. Retrieved on 28-9-2008.[1]
  • Lolade Sowoolu 'Faze Premiere's Originality', Vanguard News. Retrieved on 12-9-2008.[2]
  • Faze launches Originality album, October 6. [3]
  • Faze- King of R&B tops charts again with Originality, Vanguard News. Retrieved on 13-12-2008.[4]

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