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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- BAD ENERGY BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID “THESE PEOPLE HAVE BAD ENERGY, THEY SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM THE VIDEO!”

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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- BAD ENERGY BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID “THESE PEOPLE HAVE BAD ENERGY, THEY SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM THE VIDEO!”

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A very melodious tune indeed! However, e b lyk say some people were suffering from the opposite of bad energy and really made the video uninteresting to watch. Okay o, but before I show you, kindly have a gander at the lyrics of the song.

 

LYRICS TO THE SONG BAD ENERGY “STAY FAR AWAY”

INTRO – (SKEPTA)

Beatzzz
Greez. True, ay

VERSE 1 (SKEPTA)

I’m tryna get paid, take money, cash cheques.
You see the set, that’s Lash, that’s Dex, Young C, Young Shorty, Milkavelli
White bricks, True Religion, on the telly, it’s me
Wiz got the house full of freaks. That’s why I haven’t been around for a week
I’m getting pounds in my sleep. I am at the top of the mountain, it’s peak
Bring it back before the villain. I had a life, real talk, true religion, it is in the blood, in the genes, in the sitching, walked in, no weapon, made a killing
Tongue kissing pretty women. New iPhone ’cause I’m done with all the bitching
Tryna be in my position. Keep my shades on ’cause they tryna see the vision

CHORUS (WIZKID)

She tell me, “Badman, see, I need your love, see, i need your love”
Me need you close to me, me, I tell her say me, oh, stay on the road                                           Bad energy stay far away, make it stay far away.                                                                       Just give me love for the night, give me love for the night, gyal waste no time.

VERSE 2 (SKEPTA)

Breakfast in bed on a plane. I could never complain.                                                                    I was walking with the limp, had the cane.
Dex said greatness and nothing was not the same, now we are set for life.                             I saw the turn up button and I pressed it twice. You heard I’m in the club.                            Then my best advice is put your shoes in and come and get your wife.                            Cause we’ve been having sex just for exercise. Every night, man are doing sexercise. She looks into my eyes, now she’s mesmerized.

CHORUS (WIZKID)

She tell me, “Badman, see, I need your love, see, i need your love”
Me need you close to me, me, I tell her say me, oh, stay on the road                                           Bad energy stay far away, make it stay far away.                                                                       Just give me love for the night, give me love for the night, gyal waste no time.

VERSE 3 (SKEPTA)

Ay, they better get used to the flex. African man, you see the jewels on my neck.                  Black James bond, that’s the new silhouette.                                                                              You see me in the street and I was moving correct.                                                                        Been running around, tryna do the home run. Left that girl, she was no fun; I tie one, smoke one. Big Chief Skeppy. I answer to no one.                                                                          Counting my blessings, I’m feeling special. Bird’s eye view, sk level.                                          Give them the shaku when I dance with the devil. Young Fela Kuti, the return of the rebel. I told her I need some space. Real busy body, never stay in one place.                        And she knows I’ve got more Tricks under my sleeve.                                                                That’s why she never wants me to leave.

OUTRO          

CHORUS (WIZKID)

She tell me, “Badman, see, I need your love, see, i need your love”
Me need you close to me, me, I tell her say me, oh, stay on the road                                           Bad energy stay far away, make it stay far away.                                                                       Just give me love for the night, give me love for the night, gyal waste no time.

BEATZ

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 19 SECONDS

VIDEO DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

THE REVIEW

Like I said in the intro, this is a melodious tune. It has great lyrics, but not well arranged. It needs a better lyrical arrangement for all the verses. Will re-arrange just the verse 1

Verse 1 could have been written this way for easy comprehension…

I’m tryna get paid, take money, cash cheques.                                                                                I’m at the top of the mountain, it’s peak.  I’m getting pounds in my sleep. New IPhone cause I’m done with all the bitching
(You see the set, that’s Lash, that’s Dex, Young C, Young Shorty, Milkavelli; (I don’t even know where to put this one))

White bricks, true religion on the telly, it’s me. Bring it back before the villain. I had a life, real talk, true religion. It is in the blood, in the genes, in the sitching. Walked in, no weapon made a killing.
Wiz got the house full of freaks. That’s why I haven’t been around for a week. Tongue kissing pretty women. Tryna be in my position. Keep my shades on ’cause they tryna see the vision.

Lyrically, the song has three verses and a chorus taken three times. The verses were taken by Skepta while the choruses by Wizkid. Skepta sang in English while Wizkid sang in pidgin. The lines in each verse are lengthy. The lyrics are meaningful and intellectual which shows his competence in song writing.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “BAD ENERGY” BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID MEAN?

The word “Energy” basically means to have strength to do an activity; to be strong. “Bad energy” on the other hand means to display poor or low strength in an activity.

Hence “Bad Energy” in the context of this song means not being able to keep up sexually with the opposite sex, as in not having the same sexual speed with someone. Or better still, it means that someone has poor or low strength when having sex.

Also, still in the context of the song, it means inability to keep up or be on the same progress speed with the artiste who is aiming for the top.

Generally, the song means low strength when it comes to any physical activity

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1 “I’m tryna get paid, take money, cash cheques” Skepta says before his life as a bad guy, he was properly trained and has a good religious background. He also says he is not sloth, but he is working assiduously in order to have plenty money; he puts in much energy in all he does which has taken him to the top. He has made so much that even when he is relaxing, he is still making money. He further says he hasn’t been around for a while because he and Wizkid have been having fun with ladies that are sexual addicts. He also says no one can steal his idea because he is safeguarding it well.

In the Chorus, “ She tell me, “badman, see, I need your love”   Wizkid says he doesn’t want any lady that will hook him or tie him down; no continuity. The kind of lady he wants is someone that will get down with him for a night, but the lady must have enough strength to make the night one to remember. He says any lady with poor or low energy should not come close to him.

In the verse 2, “Breakfast in bed on a plane. I could never complain”, the artiste says his progress speed was slow but now he and his crew are set for greatness. He also talks about having fun in the club and hooking up with some girls to turn up. He also says sex is his own kind of exercise; that is how he works out.

In the verse 3, “Ay, they better get used to the flex. African man, you see the jewels on my neck” the artiste talks about different things. He talks about seeing a bigger picture for his career, his countless blessings, how he dumped a lady that was not exciting him and stayed glued to the one that was fun “I tie one- smoke one”. He also talks about a lady that won’t let him be because she wants more of his sexercise for sex. He talks about being no one’s puppet, he says he is answerable to no one and does what he likes. He also says he can’t be compelled to submit to or obey anyone, and likens himself to the young version of the late Afro beat king- Fela

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Answer to no one- Answerable or accountable to no one for whatever action.

Bring back- To cause someone to remember something from the past. recalling the memories of his childhood-

Bad energy– Having terrible or inadequate or low strength for an activity-physical or mental.

Freak– An obsession for something or being addicted to a particular activity. When you love to do something a lot; in the context of this song, it is sexual freak, someone that loves to make out.

Peak– The extreme top, to arrive at a highest level   Plane: Flat surface

Villain– A bad person  who harms others;   Limp: Walk with difficulty or walk unevenly

Exercise– To work out in order to keep fit. To engage in physical activity by moving the body in various ways.

Sexercise– To work out in preparation for sex in order to strengthen the muscles.

Flex: Bend or twist “he would flex his knees and then spring up”

Jewel– a precious stone, gem, ornament worn around the neck

Silhouette– A dark shape on a light background.

Smoke someone out– to force someone to leave a hiding place

Tie someone down – Prevent or not wanting someone to leave

Bird’s-eye view.- A view from a very high place that allows you to see a large area

Under my sleeve– Have (something) up (one’s) sleeve. To have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with

Busybody– Interfering in others’ business;  a meddling or prying person- a meddler

Rebel– Revolt, defy the authorities, refuse to obey orders, be insubordinate

Tricks– A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone or stunt or feat, beguile

Dance with the devil” -Taking a great risk/sacrificing your soul to get one’s desires. To engage in risky acts.

SOUND– A very interesting song! Their lyrics flowed well with the melodious tune. Clear vocals for both Skepta and Wizkid! Well balanced instrumentals!

LOCATION

It was shot in Lagos Nigeria. It was shot outdoor all through; at the beach

COSTUME

Nothing spectacular about the choice of costume, they were all looking so….; I don’t know. But just to give an idea of what they wore, the ladies were mostly in bikini and the guys wore casual. There were also those that wore the African prints. Wizkid wore only a short all through the video with no upper garment while Skepta maintained his causal; a jean and a T-shirt.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Most of those that featured in the video really lack energy, especially the ladies; should I say they have bad energy? No action or seduction; did I just say that? Well, I just did not feel those ladies in the video…

By the way, Wizkid was looking so slim and dark even though the visuals are clear. For me, this video can’t be called “out of the ordinary,” rara!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPIOEheFoHs

BEATZ

DURATION: 3 MINUTES  19 SECONDS

VIDEO DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

@wizkidayo @skepta #wizkid #skepta #Mejialabi

IMAGES FROM “BAD ENERGY” VIDEO BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID

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