CHEF 187 is set to drop his 4th studio album sometime this month though he remains completely discreet about much detail of the project. The rapper made the announcement alongside GOODLIFE MEDIA/EVENTS upon unveiling SKALES and MR. P (P-Sqauare) as supporting artistes for the 2019 EXPERIENCE Concert which he will headline. Fans have been left in a frenzy of suspense and only hope Chefy delivers the body of work to quench the thirst left by Amnesia. Despite the complexity of Chef 187‘s album culture, here are some bold wildcard predictions on the coming album’;
ALBUM TITLE; Zed Hype Mag initially predicted BON APPETIT as the album name from the various clues Chef 187 has given. The clues include mentioning the phrase in his only 2019 single thus far, “Tuleya Tulekula“ and Ghetto Code (unreleased song) at this moment, a trend which he used on AMNESIA. However, based on past revelation that Amnesia was initially called “Zambian Time” there is high probability of name change if at all “Bon Appetit” is the name at this moment. Moreover they might switch it to make it less predictable to the fans that may have cracked the Bon Appetit code. A bold wildcard prediction of the name at this point includes Bon Appetit as first choice, Focus (N.B he as been preaching FOCUS the whole year, check his pinned tweet and his first tweet of August),Zambian Time if decides to use the name he never used for Amnesia
CONTENT: The album will definitely have ‘strong food for thought lyrics‘ basing this on Amsterdam and Betrayal from Heart of a Lion and Amnesia respectively. Post-Amnesia Chef 187 has improved heavily and added lots of elements to his arsenal like fusing in a little trap as seen on the Ryan Blaze feature. The Kopala Rapper has also infused more English slang in his lyrics at the same time updating his Kopala lingo. Unlike most rappers, he has not adopted singing,a trait that would shock fans if he tried to. Otherwise we expect storytelling,motivational lyrics and predict a lot of braggadocio on his achievements like headlining shows and Coke Studio Africa representation and content similar to Pre-Season Freestyle. In a wildcard perspective, seeing that he has gone public with his girlfriend we predict a couple of love/romance songs which he is not known for.
FEATURES & PRODUCTION; They are pictures of a studio session with rapper Kaligraph Jones from Kenya. With Chefy also having praised the rapper on a Kenyan TV show called 10 over 10, proceeds of their studio session might make the album. With a snippet from Instagram,we expect that Jemax made it on the album on a song called Ghetto Code produced by “Drew Made The Beat“. Other wildcard predictions include Orezi from Nigeria whom Chef 187 and Tonny Breezy have developed a relationship with abruptly and a continuous tease with a collabo with Mr. Eazi from Naija.
The last wildcard prediction international feature is Cassper Nyovest who started following Chef 187 on Instagram. Locally, Chefy albums usually have diverse features, on wildcard note we predict Immortal Czar (Who Chefy calls his protege), Ryan Blaze ,Cinori Xo, 408 Empire,Yo Maps ,Dope G, Thugga ,Drifta Trek, Siimpo, Bow Chase.
For production we expect Tonny Breezy to handle most of the production. Eazy is another new exciting producer that has been spotted with Chef 187 and we expect some material from them. Other wildcard predictions include Drew Made The Beat, Fraicy Beats who co-produced Tuleya Tulekula , Mr Stash, Cream Dollar and Dice from Alpha Entertainments.
The body of work is expected to have at least more than 10 tracks seeing that both Amnesia and Heart of A Lion had 16 tracks.
Whatever the case we look forward to a very exciting album.