Nigerian gospel rap trio, Kingdom Africa and NGMA Award nominee , Gospel According 2 Rap GA2R is scheduled to release a MIXTAPE titled “THE BLUE PILL” this Summer.
The Album looks to be the first of its kind in the history of Hip Hop music. The concept of the album is inspired by a popular scene from the 1999 Hollywood movie “The Matrix”. “The Blue Pill ” is a pop- culture symbol representing the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red) – *excerpt from wikipedia*
In the movie , Morpheous tells Neo – “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”
The blue pill represents “a common thing”. Internationally, hip hop music is synonymous with “big chains” lavish living, ” bling bling” and video vixens. At home, Naija pop culture is synonymous with Amazing Music Videos , beats and dance steps that inspire every limb in your body but deflated by seemingly meaningless content and empty jargon.
“THE BLUE PILL : MIXTAPE 3013” Represents a compilation of “music before its time” as explained by K.U.D – MC a member of the group GA2R. “What we are trying to define is the essence of the music and the opinion that inspires the message artists pass across at every point in time”. The concept is key.
Music needs a wake up call, “a reality check”. A wake up from the “common thing”. The Mixtape hopes to elaborate artistic creativity and hopefully set a pace for how things can be done better. Not to glorify the norm but introduce the possibility of a better reality.
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