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Abuja, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Abuja, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Passport – Tay (Mixtape Review)"

Bantu Records 17 year old singer, songwriter and producer, Tay recently released his Passport mixtape which you can download HERE or HERE, peep our review below
1. Intro
S: “This one is for my ladieeeeeeeeees”
T: I could easily tell you this is The Weeknd and you’d believe
S: This one is for Temi Dollface, Yemi Alade, Efya. Eff the fellas
T: For my Muna’s (my new obsession)
S: Kel’s being dumped?
T: She dumped me. I have to move on
S: Yeah…out of the non existent relationship y’ll had. My own ladies can’t dump me.
T: Yup, because they don’t know you
S: You can literally loop this intro and just make sweet butterscotch love to your woman
T: Dope intro
2. Gabriel feat Sute
T: Lawwdy laawwdd.. This song so damn dope. This song will have you trying to hit some high notes. “My own gaaabbrriiieellll”
S: Okay…i know this is only the second song on this tape….but everyone should just go and download this tape. Don’t finish reading this review. Just download it
T: Now!
S: Ah ah…this na tuuuuuuuune
T: If you don’t like, it I’ll return your data and your time
S: Sute with an alright verse.
T: He didn’t want to show off
S: I don’t have anyone named Gabriel but all the Tolas, Temis, Topes, Ifes..in my life will all be called Gabriel from now on
Passport Tay
T: Valid.
3. Lust or Love
S: Wow
T: Home boy got lyrics for days
S: Lyrics, voice and the production so far >>>>>
T: The song was too short for me
S: Like!!!!! How this jam go be 2.43? Ojoro
T: I dey vex
S: Dude must be dealer. Gets you high then cuts supply of the blow. I like his tactics. I am fiending
T: Luckily we got more songs for the cure
S: Maybe this jam is for premature ejaculating lovemakers X_X
T: Pause! #teamvirgin here tho, so i don’t know what you’re talking about
S: With your 4 baby mamas and 6 unclaimed babies
T: Wrong number
4. Lost
S: This is literally a Weeknd song
T: Tay is really the mvp
S: Production, lyrics, mixing, everything on this is on point. I am just here sitting confused. How is this boy 17?????
T: The end of this jam had me checking my earphones… He ain’t even legal and he is killing everything
S: Juvenile murderer!
T: You may not hear a better R&B project this year
S: Gawd!!! I didn’t have one talent at 17. This boy has 3. We were not all born equal :(
T: You still don’t have talent now at 45
S: :|
5. P.Juice (interlude)
S: Look at me thinking that the P stood for that P
T: Panadol?
S: Not that one.
T: Pancake?
S: Naaa
T: Puppy
S: Puppy juice ke, when i no be Calabar
T: Haha!
S: Tah. I was about to say “What does a 17 yr old know about that?”
T: Fammm.. What dem 17 yr old girls be doing nowadays tho.. PG21
S: How do you know that? Have been going to QC again?
T: My friend’s cousins sisters boyfriend told me
6. Spiritual
S: Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!!! He localizes it and still knocks this out the park.
T: The boy sabi. No need to talk to much
S: I will be disappointed if this boy is light skinn’d
T: Loool he ain’t
S: Cools…dark skinn’d peeps got a new talented singer on the team now
T: We got one now
7. Bounce3 feat Sute
S: This is my Best song!!!!!
T: Sute just came to show off on this. Ahn ahn!
S: Dont judge Sute with his verse on “Gabriel”. This is Sute featuring Tay to me. Beeeeeeast!!!!!
T: Barzzz. Rumour has is they are brothers
S: Brothers ke? What kind of sperm does their father have?
T: They don’t sound like Lagos boys.. Na all those Jos boys dey get talent like this. Check the horns on the production now..dem boys don’t play
S: They did not drop this tape for everybody.
8. The Box
S: Mehn! Is this not the Best song????. I am confused now. It’s between this and Bouce3
T: Hahaa! It beez like that. The mixtape is music heaven
passport tay
S: If his singing don’t kill you…his lyrics will….if that won’t…his production will murk u
T: Nigerians won’t appreciate him. Till he has gone kpangolo :(
S: It depends on what he wants. If he wants to be an artist or be a telecoms ambassador
9. Try (interlude)
T: This right here is my favourite track.
S: This is just a mellow tune.
T: I have heard it. 377399093730987 times. Tay’s Passport is the shii
S: The guitars on this are mental
T: This guy no fit near my imaginary girlfriend sef. Na to just open mouth sing and she is gone
S: Hahahhaahhahaha. I am sure Muna has heard him
T: :(
10. Right Now feat Shiz
S: The only bad decision on this tape
T: One of my least favourite too. But still knocks
S: Shiz shouldn’t be rapping on Tay songs.
T: Loved the ‘egbetigbegbe’ part
S: Yeah. I can do without this track in my life
11. Party
S: Hahahaha. He can make good pangolo beats!!!! One step in the door.
T: He can make good everything.
S: This could make its way to Naija radio
T: Amen
12. Outro feat Idara
S: *snapping poetry fingers*
*burning incense*
*rocking dasikis*
*growing dada*
*not showering*
*going vegan*
T: Hahaha… Erykah Badu people. She managed to put all the titles on this mixtape in the poetry.That’s so dope
S: What’s doper is the background music Tay gave her. Dope outro
Verdict
S: We normally don’t sleep on new Naija music but we dulled on this. If you don’t listen to any other project this year, just do yourself a favour and download this. Tay just got himself a voltron.
T: Let me just say this. This right about now is one of the best projects to come out of Naija this year. The Passport mixtape is for those who like good music. The boy can sing, write and produce and all that is evident on this tape - SYBT Tv


"Lsten to Tay’s 'Passport' Mixtape"

17 year old producer/instrumentalist/singer, Tay returns with a 12 track, mixtape Passport after dropping only 1 single.

After listening to the mixtape, you will admit that Tay is pretty talented, considering the fact that he wrote, performed (there are some features) and produced all songs on the mixtape.

You can’t deny that all tracks are quality. Do listen and share you thoughts.

I truly believe R&B tracks and songs like this will actually sell in Nigeria at some point. Just a matter of time! - Notjustok


"Mixtape Review: Tay - Passport"

Abuja based Producer/Singer burst into the music scene at a very tender age of sixteen (16) with his own individual records, features, and productions for other artiste. In 2014 Tay in his purest form puts out his first embodiment of work tilted ''Passport'' on the (20th April 2014) by Bantu Records. ''Passport'' consist of twelve (12) tracks.

Intro: Tay introduces all his fans to come take this ride with him on'' Passport'' as he puts his amazing vocals on a laid back and soothing beat. This is a great way for Tay to introduce listeners to what he has to say on ''Passport'' assuring fans a balance of content for both the guys and ladies.

Gabriel (feat. Sute): The mixtape kicks off with an amazing ballad. Tay titles this one ''Gabriel'' and will certainly get listeners curious on what he has to say...... ''Gabriel'' is an amazing love song that has a dynamic interpretation to it. I see Gabriel as my guardian angel always there to lead me through in the right direction and because of the divine connection, ''Gabriel'' remains dear to my heart. Sute on the other hand brought an amazing Hip hop vibe to this track with his brilliant rap skills, his is able to tell tell the story further on his verse. This track displays some good writing skills and has made it one of my favourite tracks off the mixtape.

Lust or Love: A mid-tempo beat with Tay invoking his playboy persona on this number. I love the modern R&B touch Tay puts on ''Lust or Love'' with the vocoder on his verses, it strikes me as a track the leader of the new school; Chris Brown would love to be on. However, I felt '' Lust or Love'' fell short for me based on the fact it was rather too short to be labelled as a full track, it should have come in as an interlude or a third verse included.

Lost: This track shows Tay's dynamic and creative side. I loved his approach to what he has done with a sad love song where two love birds are caught up in an illusion or dilemma and with Tay again making it a bit fun with the effects on the chorus and the end part to the track. ''Lost'' is not that sort of track you get drawn to instantly but could grow on you after a few plays.

P.Juice (Interlude): Tay shows his vocal ability on his signature kicks, with an amazing hook to the interlude. However, I would have expected Tay to capitalise on this amazing concept/element behind this number and make it into a full record instead of an interlude. In my opinion ''P.Juice(Interlude)'' should have been a full record and track (3) ''Lust or Love'' an interlude, which would have made ''P.Juice (Interlude)'' one of the best records on this mixtape.

Spiritual: This is one of the leading singles off the mixtape and in a typical Nigerian music scene a lot may have felt this shouldn't be one single to precede the mixtape including myself but when I listened to the entire mixtape, I have to applaud Tay for his choice of ''Spiritual'' as this second single off the mixtape. My reasons are; that ''Spiritual'' a mid-tempo track is a great love song which kept a balance between new school and old school R&B touch with his signature kicks and baseline on the track, then I felt a lot of that classic Craig David feel to it which is a great thing for the record overall. A great retro visual will do great justice to this record if he decides to put one out. This is one of my favourite records off the mixtape.

Bounce3 (Feat. Sute): This is one Afrobeat influenced track on the mixtape with Tay imploring the horns of the Saxophone along side his signature kicks, he tells a beautiful story about a man's encounter with a material girl and in conclusion all he got is himself. I love the way Tay made the track something you can relate with by using terms such as; the name Shade, the use of a bit of ''pidgin English'', and bringing back the talented rapper Sute who added great quality and feel to the record as the horns ends the track on a good note.

TheBox: This is the official/first single off the mixtape and I think it meet the expectation of listeners on what to expect from the mixtape. ''TheBox'' influenced by the strings of the guitar and drums kept the song alive with Tay hitting all the right notes on a good storyline. This is one incredible song off the mixtape and by far my best record on the mixtape after I had listened to the entire project.

Try (Interlude): This is one amazing inspirational interlude that I would have loved to see as a record instead, because I feel Tay had more to say on this interlude. I love the fact that he defiled his usual production style and gave us a bit of versatility on a Rock influenced beat laced with the electric guitar and drums. Brilliant effort by Tay... (Lesson: never give up on love; keep trying)

Right Now(Feat. Shiz): This is one for the clubs with an up beat vibe and explicit scenario through the lyrics, Tay recruits Shiz who adds a great ''Naija'' dynamic to the record. ''Right Now'' is one track you can easily fall in love with but does not necessarily leave a lasting impression. In my opinion this is a record I would not have missed if it didn't make the cut on the mixtape but a thoughtful choice by Tay to include this record to keep a fair balance on the project.

Party: Another up beat track off the project and to end the mixtape on a high note. Tay displays his vocal skill on this House influenced track as he is distracted and checking out a beautiful ''coke like bottle'' girl he spots in the club and she be fronting like she's not aware of the commotion she's causing ;-)
Again Tay tells a beautiful story on this track.

Outro (Feat. Idara): The outro unveils the affirmative and sensual vocals of Idara laced through Poetry on a Jazz influenced beat, Talking about the experiences that probably led to the theme of the project ''Passport'' by Tay. This is certainly going to be one classic piece of Tay's project.


Here are my final thoughts on the mixtape review of ''Passport'' I enjoyed listening to the project and it was certainly a joy ride. Tay's mixtape ''Passport'' is a SOLID project considering the fact its his first effort/embodiment of work and all songs where Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Austin 'Tay' Iwar. This is indeed an impressive work coming from a teenage lad. In addition, Tay brought in the right elements through his featured artist thereby adding value to the content and exposing them to a new audience. However, I was a little let down by the similar pattern of the production Tay implored and I would have loved to see a bit more dynamism as well as risk taking on his production level on the project. And based on my conclusion I would rate ''Passport'' a 8/10 as against the 8.5/10 I initially thought it deserved. - DadaHinc


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