He announced March 12th as the release date of this project back in February. Some references and lines off this album make it obvious that it was supposed to drop the year prior. We all know 2020 came with unforeseen circumstances that made a lot of artists push back project release dates. But we are glad Pappy Kojo finally dropped “Logos II”.
The album was released to a very positive reception. Pappy topped the Apple Music charts after just hours of releasing it on digital streaming platforms. Fans on social media took to quoting their favourite lines, and this album has ton to pick from. For a debut project, Pappy knocked it out of the park with this one.
The 15-song album sounds carefully crafted, with every one of Pappy’s performances hitting an elite level. Production credits from Guiltybeatz, Kuvie, TyBeats, UnkleBeatz, Atranova. Dredw, Fantom and Curtis gave this album a diverse yet harmonious sound.
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“LOGOS II” is a fine blend of hip-hop and hiplife and other popular Afro sounds. The album features notable artists such as Joey B, Sarkodie, Fameye, Gyedu Blay Ambolley Adina Thembi, Kofi Kinaata, KiddBlack, Magnom, Kelvynboy, Busiswa, RJZ, Phyno and many others. The Fante Van Damme scoped the African continent for some of these artists and as well as a feature from an Australian artist called Manu Crooks who totally made his presence known with his performance in ‘I Be’.
The standout features personally were Kojo Cue, Sarkodie, Akan, Adina and Gyedu Blay Ambolley. Pappy held up his own on every single track, well except on ‘Tonight’ where Adina just blew him out of the water with her vocals. But hey, that was to be expected, he is not a singer after all.
Every feature put in good performances with no one slacking on this album. Even fun performances from the likes of Gyedu Blay Ambolley and Magnom still kept up with the high level efforts made on this project.
Pappy Kojo’s impeccable flows a lyrical dexterity aside, the themes of the songs and topics addressed were handled well by the artist and his guest features. Concepts behind songs like ‘I Be’, ‘Believe’, ‘My Heart’, and Guilty Co are great. With the last one seemingly inspired by Eminem and Dr. Dre’s song ‘Guilty Conscience’.
Pappy has been noted to be a fan of the Shady Aftermath camp so I’m pretty sure this is definitely a homage to the Eminem song. Guilty Co mirrors the devil and angel on your shoulders concept, with Akan being the angel giving positive advice as Pappy, the devil, encourages giving in to temptation.
Your first body of work is never an easy task. However, Pappy Kojo made this look pretty easy. “Logos II” does not even feel like a 15-track project with how seamless it flows. The production was amazing and the artist performances were as high level as we hoped. Overall, I would say “Logos II” is an instant classic. There is not bad song on here and it is definitely a project we will still be playing in the years to come. It is without a doubt an impressive feat by ‘The Realer No’.