While ‘Solar Plexus’, the Don Jazzy-produced Mavin Records collaborative debut may have been rushed, the album features some of the best work the former Mo’Hits hit maker has ever done. Unbelievably lyrically deficient while being instrumentally rich, ‘Solar Plexus’ could easily be retitled ‘The Audible Curriculum Vitae Of A Don Called Jazzy‘. Pretty lengthy, but you get the point.
Of the 13 tracks on the album, D’Prince‘s innuendo ridden ‘Take Banana’ stands out at first listen. Featuring a killer hook based on a tongue-in-cheek catchphrase rumoured to have been coined by Wizkid, the Afrobeats track invests heavily in synths and rhythmic snares which make it the perfect soundtrack to a certain Ghanaian dance routine.
D’Prince is not the star of ‘Take Banana’, as the onetime rapper delivers some of the song’s lyrics quite unintelligibly and without any flair. Nonetheless, the inadequacies of his musicianship take very little away from the overall effect of the Don Jazzy radio smasher. Go ahead, practice your azonto.