Basketmouth has had quite the journey as a creative juggernaut. He has excelled at comedy, film and music, and he’s still busy breaking boundaries.
Building on the widespread acclaim of his debut musical offering, ‘Yabasi’, he has teamed up with Duktor Sett again to create another masterpiece. This time, they journey in a different direction, exploring the concept of star signs and how it relates to the living experience.
Sonically, the body of work is a platter of various sounds and frequencies. The album sounds simultaneously experimental and assertive. Duktor’s sonorous exclusive production, Basket’s genius A&R-ing as well as the delivery of featured artists all create the glorious confluence that is ‘Horoscopes’.
From Johnny Drille’s beautiful opener on ‘Love & Life’ to Basket’s closing lines on ‘Assembly of Gods’, we experience a constellation of featured stars like Kwabena Kwabena, Simi, M.I Abaga, Buju, Wande Coal, Flavour, 2Baba, Blaqbonez, Efya, Falz and more.
Sitting at 9 tracks in 25 minutes, the album resides in a sweet spot. It touches on a number of subjects – most prominently love and money – while making for a thoroughly enjoyable and replayable listen.
Stream ‘Horoscopes’ by Basketmouth below: