Blueprint Hakeem is not new to the Cameroon music scene. He’s had successes with singles like Ma Head DI Hot and Ngomgham Bwaii. These have made Blueprint a household name in his home town and with this LP, he plans to extend his reach further to all corners of Cameroon and across the world.
Cold Like Alaska is a classic hip hop album. Blueprint is pure hip hop. However, with this album, Blueprint shows us his versatility on tracks that are heavily Afrobeat (like Sui Mbom) and R&B tinged tracks like Aaliyah Song and TC. Blueprint tells stories in songs that make you question society as a whole and its responsibilities to children; as well as songs that uplift you in celebration. His writing is his best asset.
“In my opinion, my sound will seem empty if my lyrics, story, flow…aren’t out of the box”
Some of the finest producers in Cameroon were tapped into crafting this album, including DJ Chuucss, Zeero, Fresh Fingerz, DjHop, Dijay Pazzo, Gee Reign, Chabizee and Gohhprime. Their diversity and style is clearly woven together by Hakeem’s unique style of delivery to give you an album that moves you and is easy on the ears.
The first single off this LP is Abongwa; a touching song about a child’s despair in not being able to go to school. The ease with which Hakeem tells such a complex story and the twist in the story will make you want to take a second listen.
“With Abongwa, I wanted to fit myself in a struggling child’s shoes and see where it hurts. I plan to continue to tell Abongwa’s story in subsequent albums…this is the first part of the story”. Blueprint Hakeem.
Abongwa will be released as a single on the 14th of November and a video will follow shortly.
“I am excited about this mini LP. I hope that the fans will take to it and get to walk with me through an exciting journey of love, hurt and joy. I am looking forward to their feedback and can’t wait to have an opportunity to meet them and perform tracks off the album” Blueprint Hakeem.
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