Burna Boy – Pree Me Video Review: Simple and Classy

PREE /pri/ – means to take notice of something/someone

Burna Boy, I like his music, his sound is very distinct and his style is just… amazing. I’m going to link up with him soon – Jidenna

Borrowing diction from DJ Khaled, I say this – It’s major key to have Africa’s Newest Prince publicly co-sign on your sound and style. When this happens, be sure that you can only go up, regardless of whether or not they want you to win.

Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy is on the rise. Earlier in July he released the song “Pree Me”, I loved the sound, the patua delivery, I loved Leriq’s ingenious production. The song resonated the brilliance and authenticity the Port Harcourt born musician is known for; but like his “On a Spaceship” album, I had no clue on what message he was trying to pass… Until the video came out early this week.

The lyrics of the song are truly telling; they recount a story so fine that the video director found three ways to interpret. All three stories depict stories of young people who encounter societal hate as a result of their rising fame and fortune. A valid message considering Burna Boy’s recent pregnancy saga with Uju Stella.

The video, set in South Africa, is mostly done in black and white, especially while the story of the song is being depicted. The rest of it sees Burna Boy jive and sing along to his sound with scribble boards and a white backdrop (thanks to green screen effects). The overall nature of this video is outstanding I tell you; just the exact amount of effects and crafting to leave the message plain, self-explanatory and manifest.

I foresee this video bringing home many accolades

Critic Score: 8/10

 

Lyrics

Lately I’ve been on my toes

Enemies been on a mission

F*ck em I’mma do the most

See them Multiplying

 

Verse 1

So tell me what am I to do

When everybody hate on you

So how am I supposed to Feel

When Niggas try to scheme on Me

Niggas never been real to me

These niggas just make believe

Last Night I had a Dream

Somebody Gave me a Time Machine

Flew through the times back and forth

Still ain’t Change nothing at all

Not even all of my bad luck

Not even all the times I broke the Law

 

Chorus

Lately I’ve been on my toes

Enemies been on a mission

Fuck em I’mma do the most

See them Multiplying

Dem ah pree me

See Say dem pree me

Dem ah pree me

See say dem pree me

 

Verse 2

I got a lot of enemies

Some of them used to be my friends

But now they switched sides on me

I wonder why they all pretend

Even though it ain’t clear to me

What’s the Gain in the End

Only one things clear to me

Me really cant trust no friend

So you haffi watch your friend

Some of dem no really wan you reach nowhere

It’s the only the thing I cannot comprehend

Theres a lot going on in my Head

But I wouldn’t change anything

Not even all of my bad luck

Not even all the times I broke the Law

 

Chorus

Lately I’ve been on my toes

Enemies been on a mission

Fuck em I’mma do the most

See them Multiplying

Dem ah pree me

See Say dem pree me

Dem ah pree me

See say dem pree me

John Iyoha

God’s wordsmith

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