Sess Beats Puts Terry Apala Back On Trap With “That’s Wassup”

Trap music will never get this kind of Apala treatment

Terry Apala made his mark last year with singles like “Modernize” and “Champagne Show” but his releases this year have fallen just shy of the acclaim he enjoyed last year. In fact only his cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” came remotely close because it was pop and also because Terry Apala is king of Yoruba trap. While the cover worked to show off his range and versatility, it lacked that vital part of what made last year so good for the Apala-trap artist, namely Sess’ production. The producer who made the hip-hop beat for “Champagne” features Terry Apala for another hot single but this time he’ll be recognized as the owner of the song.

Sess Beats’ production on Falz’s “Bad, Baddo, Baddest” shows that he’s no stranger to commercial success but Falz’s Stories That Touch got all the credit for his work. “That’s Wassup” gives the producer a chance to actually enjoy his acclaim with his synth and electronic instruments that edges the single towards EDM territories. But Terry Apala’s Trap flows and the beat’s heavy bass drum baseline does just enough to make it work as hip-hop. Terry Apala’s mastery of Apala has been put to all sorts of experimental tests from pop to RnB but his brash and boastful lyrics work best as rap bars and “That’s Wassup” is another proof.

Listen to “That’s Wassup” by Sess

Listen to Terry Apala’s “Bad Girl” feat. BBNaija finalist, Bisola