DJ Jimmy Jatt teams up with Burna Boy once again on “Chase”

This time he loses his training wheels

While this era of “online” artists might not fully appreciate the importance of DJs, artists who have been around long enough recognize their cultural influence and ability to shape the collective taste of the music listening audience. Given the backing of radio, DJs held the platform for promoting good music for a national and even global audience using occasional music releases and on-air featured artists appearances on their acclaimed programs. Ten years ago, when “Stylee” featuring Mode 9 and 2 Face was released, DJ Jimmy Jatt cemented his place as music royalty in Nigeria and has since remained unrivaled with subsequent releases and freestyle sessions with rappers trying to prove their mettle.

Because of how widely spaced DJ Jimmy Jatt’s releases are plus his interest in discovering new acts, it’s rare to find reoccurring features in his oeuvre. But Burna Boy’s exceptional skill puts him above the average artist as he gets another feature after his Jimmy Jatt Jump Off session led to a spot as a guest feature on “Glasses Up”. Jimmy Jatt’s latest single, “Chase” sees the singer get another feature and this time he’s front and centre, no more playing second fiddle to 2Face and Sound Sultan.

Produced by Benie Macaulay, “Chase” is a mid-tempo Afropop song with horns and piano led instrumentals and a few guitar harmonies sprinkled for an afro feel. Burna Boy delivers a delightful performance detailing his almost ironic experience as a desirable person that people can’t get enough of. Inspired by Sisqo’s “Unleash the Dragon” he delivers a memorable line for his infamous haters “You know say Burna Boy burn them like acid” but he dwells more on his fans singing; “There most be something about my face/ Way dey make all the girls dem craze”.

Jimmy Jatt has been a pioneer of hip-hop in Nigeria since his The Definition album released in 2007. “Chase” shows he is still every bit as skilled as he was then and could go on to releases an album that could potentially change the shape of hip-hop in Nigeria. The new single certainly listens enjoyable enough to support that.

You can stream to Jimmy Jatt and Burna Boy’s “Chase” below.

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