Far too many artists languish in obscurity, never making any real dent in the world with their talent. Thankfully Lorenzo Lee-jae Wright is not one of them. Better known under the moniker of ‘Big lean’, he may not be one of the most sought after artists on the African continent at the moment, but the Toronto rapper is gradually becoming one by a calculated set of collaborations. He’s gained more airplay and the attention he deserves on his own side of the world, last year, a picture of himself and drake on Champagnepapi’s Instagram even thrilled his core fanbase and earned him new ones. Then he featured on Mr Eazi’s Accra to Lagos mixtape, putting down some bars on “In the Morning”. For Eazi’s first concert in Toronto, he even hollered at Big Lean to perform on stage with him too. Now, the two are linking up for a new track, this time owned by Big Lean, titled “Long Time”, produced by British-Ghanian ace producer, Juls.
Mr Eazi and Big Lean work quite well together. In their first collaboration on Mr Eazi’s “In the Morning” the two slur as both a show of strength and other times Legendury Beatz’s calculated work for rhythm and melody that keeps our head nodding to beats. On their new track “Long Time”, producer Juls expertly produces as well, using synths and layering Big Lean and Mr Eazi’s vocal works as they intently pull their words through each beat. As the two artist giddily shuffle through his production, Juls weaves everything neatly into a sleek whole for good vibes.
Take a moment and have a go at “Long Time” while we anticipate the visuals to it.
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