Aboki’s lyrical Exercise(ALE) is a collection of thirteen(13) specially recorded bilingual hiphop songs in English and Hausa Languages by MarTino Elcasinoto test his lyrical strength. It has no features or back up vocalists.
The idea of sharing the exercises with lovers of hiphop came when a set of “hiphop-heads” felt the need to let the messianic messages in the recordings reach the streets as natural as it came.
It took over five (5) years of thorough hustle between the states of Adamawa in the Northeast and Lagos in Western Nigeria to build the story and it took just weeks to record.
With most lyrics written impromptu (right before recording them), the album contains songs that focussed on “Struggle”, “Hustle”, “Money”, “Love life”, ” Peace”, “Drug abuse” among other hiphop-related topics.
It all started with MarTino Elcasino and fast rising producer, Zayne F making records on a laptop before producers Jorex, G Ben, Real J and Von D laid their hands on the project with Tino Sax and Sharplex making contributions.
With gratitude to God almighty for the strength to pull this through,
this project couldn’t have been possible if not for the man that sparked the fire, Daddy Timawus Mathias, ClassiQ, Morell, Boc Madaki, Big Delymo, Karamz, Tee Justine, Ib Kings, Asher, Josh Gigins, Valla Naphtali, Emma Ishaku, Enbee Maxwell, Randy Haniel, Lukas, Hyelda Oneclick, Kevin, Lazz, Ricwes, Dogara, Bulus Jamba, MSD, and all producers on the project.
My Jala fam. Charleevelli, Lashawn Photography, Mentics, FX3, Skylite, Yung Bowk and all… I appreciate!