I guess when you read the title you saw the irony in me writing about something which I claim is “nothing to write home about”. I woke up to multiple notifications of hype given to a new Marques song titled, “Who Got Next” which basically questions if anyone managed to reign after his 15 minutes of fame. Hence “Who Got Next”.
Honestly I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get WiFi to hear it. I actually had to eat first before I pressed the play button.
The song comes days after Kata dropped the Get It track which was dedicated to throwing shade at “Tehn Diamond”. Marques however did a different execution by speaking about the game from his heart, he threw shade at issues we normally whisper like , “Is Jnr Brown’s , Morning Glory ever coming out?”, What’s happening with perfect Tehn. He threw shade at Team Bho, people that argued about beads, mentioned something about dating Tasha and Misred and so forth. There was also a bar dedicated to Xndr’s publicized relationship (which I think he only did to look balanced, Xndr recorded the track after all). Cal_Vin got a real shot and Noble’s name was used in wordplay amongst other subliminals.
I love tracks like this but with this one I just realized, Marques is not built for these types of tracks. He doesn’t sound at home in the chosen delivery style though his lyrics are actually good. I personally think too much fake beef is being made in Zim Hip-hop. But fake beef will always be soya mince it can never be real beef. We have failed to make another Wake Up era period and any replies to this track will die out as fast as the Mudiwa vs Stunner publicity stunt. It’s just not working. Meanwhile somewhere in America Slaughterhouse is trying to promote Joe Budden’s forthcoming album by orchestrating fake beef with him and Royce Da 59′.
Think about it without this track would you be talking about Marques today? had he dropped another drinks and party jam would it still be a discussion. However when he drops something like this, Begotten Sun is already tweeting all the lines, Xndr and T-One throwing memes, me writing a blogpost about it good or bad. We all fall into his strategy to be a topic again.
He is really asking “Who Got Next” because he wishes to be next again. Wish him well with that mission. I have played my part in your strategy Marques. Thank me later.