Northern Nigerian hip hop artiste, Martino Elcasino releases his specially crafted solo 13 tracker project themed Aboki’s lyrical Exercise(ALE).
Aboki’s lyrical Exercise(ALE), lyrically demonstrates a sequence of maturity and acceptance of self through life and music.
The album: a specially recorded bilingual hiphop songs in English and Hausa languages by Martino Elcasino to test his lyrical strength. It has zero features, zero back up vocalists.
The idea of sharing the exercises with lovers of hiphop came when a set of “hiphop-heads” felt the need to let the messianic messages in the recordings reach the streets as natural as it came.
It took over five years of thorough hustle by Martino Elcasino between the states of Adamawa in the northeast and Lagos in western Nigeria to build the story and it took just weeks to record.
With most lyrics written impromptu (right before recording them), the album contains songs that focuses on struggle, hustle, money, love life, peace, drug abuse among other hiphop-related topics.
It all started with Martino and fast rising producer, Zayne F making records on a laptop before producers Jorex, G Ben, Real J and Abuja based Von D laid their hands on the project with Tino Sax and Sharplex making contributions.