Just as their moniker implies, the duo of Ghost and Tec are straight up exhibitionists. On their debut album which has taken some time to drop, Show Dem Camp gladly show you what their blend of rap is with no reservation and little embellishment. If you like your rap music raw and straight from the heart then The Dreamer Project is your cup of tea.
They belong to that school of Hip-Hop music that is revered and respected and are smart enough not to fall into the same trap that many rappers before them have fallen into, which is the notorious pit of rapping just for rap sake. With solid production backing them up throughout the LP, they deliver tracks that are very layered and well thought out.
[color=orange]On âTalk About Itâ which features 2face, while Ghost talks about the nationâs woes and change âwhatâs the use of our natural resource when people never get to use it/we claim Africaâs giant of course, I still say that we need to prove it, Tec ends his commendable verse with these lines âso I ask 2face how he deals with the fame/trying to take the advice âcos we are new to the game/how he deals with the haters, how he deals with the snakes/and we put in a song so that you can relateâ . Of course 2face delivers on the hook. Another heavy collabo on the set is All Eyes On Me features Nneka and MayD. MayD has another scene stealing verse (the first being on SDCâs single Farabale), Nnekaâs soul singing style permeates all over the track while the boys deliver verses that differ from todayâs rambling free form verses which sound flashy but with little meaning.[/color]
Being kids of parents in Nigeriaâs upper class they chronicle their struggle and love for Hip-Hop on âOnce Upon A Timeâ. On this track Tec spits the most poignant lines, âthereâs nothing worse than when your family doesnât believe in you/and your girl loses faith and sheâs leaving you/you feel you should have locked that omo long time/but when you are broke every moment is the wrong timeâ and finally getting the better of Ghost.
Ghost and Tec should be commended for doing what most rappers in Nigeria are afraid of which is rapping from their heart and not totally neglecting their style of music just to suit radio play. However they are still human and get lost while trying to get those radio spins on âWaiting for Youâ featuring Lucci and âGetting Youâ featuring Benny P which are straight misses. They however do make amends on âWetin I Go Doâ with a sick bass line that makes you wonder if the legendary Afrobeat musician Tony Allen laced it and on the rousing âGet Upâ featuring Bad Man Floss where the guys floss and ball without restrain.
[color=orange]With 20 songs deep, Show Dem Camp has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in todayâs rap game. Ghost (most especially) and Tec deserve to be in the Top 5 right now not only because they have produced arguably the best rap album since M.Iâs MI2 (some might say since Dagrinâs C.E.O) but because they are really good rappers that donât rely on gimmicks or a hot producer which is rare in todayâs pop crazy world. I think they already know this judging from Tecâs opening line on their classic single Dreamer feat M.I, âyou are now listening to Nigeriaâs finestâ. Even though the album is called The Dreamer Project, this record is nothing to sleep on.[/color]
Source: The Nigerian Entertainment Today