Listen to Reminisce talk the inferiority of his enemies on his new single “Level Yen”

Proving he is not the guy to mess with

Words by Fisayo Okare

When you set out to better yourself, there are many who have doubts that you will succeed, but when you eventually do, you feel pride and the impulse to show off your accomplishments, especially when you began as contemporaries and you have eclipsed them entirely. This is often the concept behind many songs. The slang “Levels to this” became popular after rapper Meek Mill released his song “Levels to this shit” where he stated “Lil nigga we don’t rock the same clothes”. Reminisce’s new release “Level Yen” seems to put his own spin on the slang.

Reminisce has always peppered his indigenous rap with English into a kind of patois. Over T-Izze’s production, he boasts “I got enemies I know I got enemies…shout out to niggas that say I’ll never pop…Gucci’s on my feet… Level wa n le o”. As he raps, the drums break right where Reminisce wants to emphasize his point, leaving just the synth-piano. But then again, even the synthesizer pauses intermittently to give the Alaga Ibile a level of respect for his flows.

The hype men in the background enhance the mood of the song as they constantly chirp in monosyllabic words; painting an image of Reminisce with members of his squad talking to that enemy they want to prove Reminisce’s success to. Wo, don’t mess with Reminisce cause, Level wa n le o.

Listen to Reminisce’s “Level Yen” below

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/iamreminisce

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