Afropop global star Mr Eazi reveals his brand new 5-track EP ‘Something Else‘ which featuring some non-stop hits
The new EP ‘Something Else‘ from the global Afropop star, follows a busy year for the Nigerian recording artist and music business innovator. 2020 saw Eazi releases successful collaborations with Major Lazer/Nicki Minaj (“Oh My Gawd’) and J Balvin (“Lento”). “Nobody,” his link-up with DJ Neptune and #emPawa100 alum Joeboy, was the No. 1 single of the year in Nigeria, generating over 100 million streams worldwide.
The new ep continues his journey from the artist on breakthrough projects Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos (2017) and Life Is Eazi, Vol. 2 – Lagos to London (2018) to a globe-spanning entrepreneur and thought leader.
MR EAZI shares, “I spent the entire year working on building emPawa Africa and morphing into ‘Don Eazi’, the mogul,” MR EAZI says of 2020. “I almost had no time to record. This project was inspired by Kel P and Killertunes, who kept coming to meet me in Accra until I finally recorded ‘The Don.’ That opened the door for me getting back in the studio.”
In the new EP lead single “The Don” which was produced by Killertunes and E Kelly, is a dramatic, opera-inspired slice of afro trap. On “E Be Mad,” the album’s second single, producer Kel P (Burna Boy, Skip Marley) surrounds Eazi’s sonorous tenor with the textures of vintage Ghanaian highlife music. “‘E Be Mad’ is a love song dedicated to everyone in a long relationship wanting to take it further,” Eazi explains.
E Kelly and Kel P, Something Else features production from Spellz, Blaq Jerzee, and Jaylon. Its lone guest feature (on “Cherry”) comes from Kenya’s Xenia Manasseh, one of 30 emerging artists handpicked by Eazi to participate in the #emPawa30 talent incubator.