Burna Boy and Colombian musician J Balvin collaborate on the official music video for their song “Rollercoaster.” This song is from the Grammy-winning singer’s most recent album, Love, Damini. Time is of the essence, and Burna Boy’s “Love, Damini” is profoundly the result of toil and the evolution of a niche—moving from the old to the new—in a musical genre (Afrobeat to Afro-Fusion).
ROLLERCOAST featuring J Balvin is an impressive track by Burna Boy. One can understand his musical genius when listening to Love Damini; one can feel the authenticity of Burna raw passion for lyricism; hip-hop; and ridiculous audacity; which shows the African Giant showing off his pride as African, not just Nigerian.
LYRICS; “I don’t want you to dey waste my time
I don’t wanna wait ’til it’s all over
This life is a gift from the most high Jah
That is why I’m thankful for all?I?have
‘Cause?the fast life?really ain’t all?that
So now I try to be pure, aha
No be like say I no dey shey normal
I just get with that in Jah…”
“Last Last” which is the first single and a song about his breakup from Jamaican international superstar “Steflon Don” samples Toni Braxton; a milestone move that makes his sold-out show at the Madison Square in New York a treat to fans; as he gave them a preview of the song. With the depth of the percussion; fusion of hiphop; reggae; pop; High-Life; R&B and Rap; Jazz mixed as one mouthful morsel, one can argue that this is Burna Boy’s most definitive moment of his sound.
The possibility of blending diaspora SOUND WITH AN ESTABLISHED SOUND, from Africa, is best brewed in this LP; which is far the coolest as far as meeting that new international standard. It’s dominated by artists like Kendrick Lamar; Drake; Ed Sheeran; Justin Bieber; The Weekend and J Balvin; and you can hear it on songs like Ed Sheeran-assisted “For My Hand” and the J. Balvin feature titled “Rollercoaster”.