Zimbabwe: Music: Navy Seal – 100 Dollar Bills Ft Phuture Phil @navyseal487

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Bulawayo’s Navy Seal just dropped his new single titled 100 Dollar Bills featuring Phuture Phil (no relation) who was also responsible for production.

100 artworkThe song itself is a decent trap offering that touches on the much covered topics of sleep deprivation, putting in work, hustling for dough and derivatives of the MOB adage.

The feelings I get when I listen to such music are very similar to how I feel when I see a new Porsche. “It’s great but I can’t tell what is different with this model over all the other Porches out now.”

The song is a decent effort and clearly displays the talents of both artists. However it also reveals the biggest flaw I’ve found with the music being made by Navy Seal – it has no identity. Every song I’ve heard from Navy Seal has been a good exercise in copying and pasting American sounds and dialect. From his song Elevated to the Art Department offering While You Were Sleeping (Navy Seal is one of the three members) I have repeatedly thought that these guys would be great if they stopped trying to be American.

I genuinely wonder how many kids in Bulawayo use words like “skrilla” and speak of moving “keys” in a faux American accent and don’t get laughed out the room while doing so.

I’d be more interested in Navy Seal using his talents to tell a meaningful tale about his life and surroundings delivered in a voice that he uses when he speaks to everyone on his “block”

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