Takes Not3s 2 Review

Right in time for the summer heat, Not3s drops his new EP, ‘Take Not3s II’

The follow-up to 2017’s album ‘Take Not3s’ arrives fittingly on July 13thvia Relentless Records/Sony Music UK. As expected with the London native, Not3s assembles a set of killer features and tracks for his latest project.

 

“There’s no such thing as ‘the peak’ to me,” Not3s told Dummy in March 2018. “I hate that concept…I just want to keep elevating.” This ambition explains his productivity and quality of music he’s releasing.

 

‘Take Not3s II’ contains plenty of heat following the success of ‘Butterflies’ with AJ Tracey, the two join forces again with a collab titled “Trekked Like Me”.

Sit back down featuring Maleek Berry also appears on the tracklist alongside cuts like “Stressing Me,” “Just Fine,” “M3 Not You” and more.

 

He’s set to perform abroad in Candy Club, Malia on the 18th July and without a doubt he’s going to perform tracks from his new EP, maybe even bring special guests out…

 

The songs that caught my attention were ‘Nigerian Eagle’ and ‘Palm Wine’. ‘Nigerian Eagle’ he switches it up completely, it caught me by surprise. Instead of singing throughout the song, he toggles between rapping and singing as the music blends hip-hop, Afrobeats, R&B and Dancehall into fiercely melodic forms.

In his second verse he starts rapping about his team and brothers he rolls with, he talks about Black empowerment and expresses his success being a black man in the music industry. He talks about how many shows he has done, selling out, all the artists he’s collaborated with and a little bit about where he grew up in London. With his quick delivery and up-tempo melody, it’s definitely a turn up, club tune.

 

‘Palm Wine’ starts off with a smooth instrumental. The Afro-trap sound is in full effect and is showing no signs of stopping. His agile rhymes reveal a man falling in love with another woman and the privacy it takes to maintain a relationship.

 

My favourite song lyrically is “Got” and for a summer bop it would have to be “Just Fine” – Savanna, one of our Shoots