Show “Palmwine Music 3” by Dem Camp | The culture keeper
Show Dem Camp is back and the sensational duo just dropped Music Palmwine 3, the third installment in their Palmwine Music series. The album features 17 songs with 16 guest appearances from Tems, Victony, Ladipoe, Oxlade, Lojay, Tay Iwar, M.anifest and others who tap into the Palmwine sound. SpaxNsikak David, Efe Jazz, TUC and others also contributed to the production. Music Palmwine 3 brings a breath of fresh air to the series that started in 2017. The series offers listeners another dimension of their art that combines rap and highlife to create a sensational work.
Today, the Culture Custodian team shares our thoughts and opinions on Show Dem Camp’s Palmwine Music 3, in this first installment of our new In-House musical commentary series.
What’s your favorite song on Music Palmwine 3?
Adora: mine alone, WYW, Wrong Design, Apolloand Weird.
Thelma: My favorite song is definitely Mine Only. As predictable as that choice is, it really is the smoothest song on the album. All three understood the mission and did what needed to be done on the trail.
Michael: Kele is my favorite song from the album.
Which track do you think has the most superb production?
Noemie: Still Kele.
Adora: I believe Apollo and Wrong Design have the best production.
Thelma: I like the production on Mine Onlywith Rolling (ft TOBi) in second position.
Potential hit song (#1)?
Noemie: I think mine aloneIt’s Oxlade season!
Adora: I would say Mine Onlyand Live Life has the potential to become number 1 due to bounce and features.
Thelma: It’s probably between Live Life (ft Time) & Mine Only (ft Oxlade) for obvious reasons. As it stands, both songs are already starting to pop up more frequently on social media.
Your favorite feature?
Noemie: Weird featuring Mannywellz, it’s too slick.
Adora: Oxlade, Wurld and Bellah are my favorite movies.
Thelma: I actually really like what TOBi had to offer this time around, so that’s the feature at the top of my list. The quality of the Oxlade function is also undeniable (the man has talent). But in general, the solid feature list is probably my favorite thing about the album. Again, they (SDC) managed to get everyone’s favorites on a project, which in itself is commendable.
Michael: Live Life (ft Time).
Noemie: Tay Iwar on Apollo!
Adora: Wurld has the best voice.
Thelma: In terms of vocals, Victony and Mannywellz delivered. (Honourable mention: Tay Iwar).
Noemie: Not all hits miss o.
Adora: Your To like and Head More heels are potential duds.
Thelma: Personally, I don’t like it WYW song ft Bellah, even though it’s hilariously understated (hope she wears nice for your friend). The song seems random and out of place on the album.
Most slept on track?
Adora: I think it is Weird.
Thelma: Rolling and Weird.
The greatest replay value?
Noemie: I think it is Kele.
Adora: Mine Only, WYW and Live Life have the best replay value.
Thelma: By the way Mine Only (which is short, sweet and loops quite nicely), I think Weird is another great track because it’s so easy to rock, thanks to its catchy tempo and catchy chorus.
Where does Music Palmwine 3 rank in the SDC catalog?
Noemie: I think it’s an evolution, there’s no bad project, it just got better.
Thelma: Not gonna lie, this one ranks pretty low for me, especially compared to the other 3 Palm wine scrapbooks. But perhaps it is too early to conclude. After all, comparison, they say, is the thief of joy. So maybe the album will grow on me over time.
Michael: Temperament is similar to Palm wine Volume 1 and 2, only longer.
What do you expect from Show Dem Camp next?
Noemie: Honestly, I just want them to maintain the quality of their music, I really hope whatever they’ve planned next isn’t flattering and watered down.
Michael: I don’t expect anything. I am not a fan.
Noemie: I love how the album is authentically SDC, exactly what you would expect from them and so well done too. The songs all sound great and put together properly. An almost perfect album if ever I saw one!
Adora: It’s a great project and the features are perfect.
Thelma: I feel like this album leaned too heavily on features, which made Tec and Ghost a bit more languid in their delivery and approach. Yet there are some redeeming moments and verses.
Michael: Show Dem Camp carries their gruff, monotonous delivery on this album, which might be charming to some, but not to me. Aside from the limited delivery range, the album could have benefited from brevity. With its 17 songs and sparse subject matter and inventive production, it might struggle to keep listeners piqued.