Award-winning producer Rexxie has released his second studio album with the title Big Time. It is entirely produced by him with additional help from other top beatmakers. As for the vocals, Rexxie calls on his artistes associates to describe his beats. Big Time runs for a 36-minute playtime.
Amapiano fever is still very much contagious, and Rexxie has decided not to avoid the infectious 111-113 bpm soundscape. With Big Time, he goes above and beyond in utilising the genre to its fullest, leaving no crumbs.
Right off the bat, Rexxie puts hot cake vocalist Lojay on, using the singer’s well-toned chords and lyrical composition to explain why he is Big Time. The track appropriately carries Asiko (Big Time) as its name. Next up are the Port Harcourt-bred rapper-singer duo, Ajebo Hustlers, who beckon on their respective lovers to ‘Call My Phone.’ Niphkeys assists Rexxie in producing Call My Phone.
Minz and Runtown are reunited in the mid-tempo Afropop Slow Whine tune in which they entice their girls to “take it slow” when they “whine.” They fully want to bask in the curvaceous figure of their girls; “Ma lo bi ejo,” they plead generously.
Rexxie “Big Vibes” soon moves on to one of the finest matchups in Big Time—Alpha P and Azanti on Dinero. Who would have thought Amapiano and falsetto vocals would fit in perfectly like cash in a wallet? Well, Rexxie is ahead of the curve, and Alpha P and Azanti brought his vision to life.
Teni‘s gracious melodies meet Sarkodie‘s iconic tone in Fallacy while Louddaa completes the tune with his add-ons on production. Fast-rising Berri Tiga refutes bad energy in Taka Oshi; Yo X also works on the beat.
Tracks 7, 10, and 12 are promotional singles featuring Zinoleesky (No More Conditions), Skiibii & Naira Marley (Abracadabra) with Wizkid (Abracadabra [Remix]) respectively. Track No. 8 also is pre-released featuring L.A.X and Shashie—a proper Amapiano dance banger. Talented producer Don Xiah is credited on the production backend.
The 9th and 11th records both have UK influences in NSG (9), and BackRoad Gee (11). Credit Score (9) also features Rexxie’s frequent collaborator, Zlatan, with 4Play making an extra impact on the instrumental.
Granted, Rexxie does nothing much to bind Big Time thematically but sonically, he comes through, showing his expertise effortlessly.
Rexxie’s beat-making talent is eminent throughout the playtime of Big Time, and so is Tboy‘s incredible contribution on tracks 1, 7, 10, and 12.
Although unvoiced, Rexxie declares himself Big Time on his sophomore album. Here’s why: