Patoranking’s fourth studio album WORLD BEST showcases his unparalleled ability to fuse various musical genres, solidifying his position as a unique and versatile artist. From drill beats to highlife, amapiano to R&B, dancehall to hiplife, Patoranking’s musical identity remains distinctive and ever-evolving.
WORLD BEST takes listeners on a musical journey, exploring different genres like galala, soukous, and soca, each with its own distinct instruments and influences. Patoranking’s goal is to be recognized as an African musician, embracing his cultural roots while experimenting with diverse sounds. He explains, “I can do it without losing myself. There’s always a ghetto presence there.”
The album’s title, WORLD BEST, signifies Patoranking’s commitment to core values such as respect for diversity and striving for excellence. It serves as a personal affirmation for himself and his listeners, regardless of their background or status. Patoranking wants the album to inspire and uplift, urging listeners to believe in themselves and proclaim, “Truly, I’m the world’s best.”
Thematically, WORLD BEST delves into socio-political struggles, expressions of gratitude, maternal love, and more. As Patoranking reflects on his journey from a Lagos ghetto to international stages, the album becomes a manifesto of growth and a beacon of hope for his followers. He aims to inspire his “ghetto youths” and those who look up to him, all while setting his sights on global domination.
- “Inshallah”: A fusion of drill beats and Patoranking’s personal experiences, embracing unity between Christians and Muslims.
- “Higher”: Patoranking’s philosophy of gratitude, emphasizing the importance of being grateful for the past, present, and hopeful for the future.
- “Gyal Like You” (feat. Kizz Daniel): A feel-good collaboration with Kizz Daniel, showcasing their chemistry and ability to create infectious melodies.
- “Woman of The Year” (feat. Zion Foster): A celebratory anthem dedicated to women, recognizing their significance and impact.
- “Smoke & Vibes”: Inspired by a nostalgic guitar riff, this song takes listeners on a captivating musical journey.
Patoranking’s WORLD BEST is a testament to his musical prowess, with collaborations that highlight the diversity of African music. Each track represents a unique story and message, providing hope, inspiration, and a reminder to never forget one’s roots. With this album, Patoranking aims to inspire listeners to live their best lives, making a positive impact on the world.
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