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Ikigai _ η”Ÿγη”²ζ–, Vol. 1

ALBUM : OLAMIDE – IKIGAI / η”Ÿγη”²ζ–, Vol. 1 [Mp3 Download]

Olamide baddo comes through with an EP titled “IKIGAI” η”Ÿγη”²ζ–, Vol. 1; IkigaiΒ is “a motivating force; something or someone that gives a person a sense of purpose or a reason for living”

The termΒ compoundsΒ two Japanese words:Β ikiΒ (η”Ÿγ, meaning ‘life; alive’)Β andΒ kaiΒ (甲斐, meaning ‘(an) effect; (a) result; (a) fruit; (a) worth; (a) use; (a) benefit; (no, little) avail’)Β (sequentially voicedΒ asΒ gai), to arrive at ‘a reason for living [being alive]; a meaning for [to] life; what [something that] makes life worth living; a ‘raison d’Γͺtre’.

More generally it may refer to something that brings pleasure or fulfillment.

In their book,Β Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, authors HΓ©ctor GarcΓ­aΒ and Francesc Miralles state, “This Japanese concept, which translates roughly as ‘the happiness of always being busy,’ is likeΒ logotherapy, but it goes a step beyond.”

The Japanese government posted an article about the topic on their official website in 2022 stating, “A broad concept, it [ikigai] refers to that which brings value and joy to life: from people, such as one’s children or friends, to activities including work and hobbies.

Across Olamide’s previous project, hip-hop stalwart sonic’s exploration borrowed from the different worlds that is street-hop orbits.

Tapping everything between Afrobeats, house and indigenous Nigerian sounds, the rap veteran conjured genre-blending, and space-folding creations.

Ikigai η”Ÿγη”²ζ–, VOl1 subtly treads that path by traversing the richness of sonic culture, and suggesting synthesis is Olamide’s artistic reason for being.

The lyricism offers a slick account of is lifestyle across an assortment of sounds.

Download, Listen and enjoy below ….

Metaverse” is a solo rap which Zlatan becomes the Vixen of the Video

the log drums animates “Uptown Disco” featuring Asake and Fireboy DML.

“Makaveli” interpretes the soft-goon lifestyle baddo lives

Moroccan vocalist SABRI’s raspy tone accentuates the sensuality of “Knockout

A coalescensce voyage of percussion, sitars, harps and Arabian flutes follows as Baddo spread his doctrine; he raps in “Hello Habibi” reitating this is how we live every day in case you’re guessing.

Morowore” with the Spiritual croons abetted by ethereal crowds vocals that eventually yield to electric riffs.

Synchro System” stage Lil kesh, Young John and Pheelz stage a YBNL alumni reunion.

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