Nigerian Rapper Del Releases Addictive Single "Settle Down"
Del has what it takes to become your new obsession — he’s already ours. Born in Nigeria, raised across Africa, and based now in Toronto, he’s making singalong rap inspired by the sounds of his travels. The result is a distinct brand of peppy hip-hop led by Del’s confident vocal delivery and colorful production style.
Del’s most recent single, “Settle Down,” is one of his most addictive releases yet. Hear what he had to tell us about the track below — and good luck not wanting Del to be your best friend. We already asked.
“Settle Down” is powered by percussion — its very beginning kicks off with rapid-fire tiers of light pounds and pumps before Del comes in with his quick wordplay (“Girl friend like Veronica and Betty / Party over there, blow it up like confetti”), the thread pulled taut throughout the whole track. The thing about “Settle Down” is that so much is going on at every second so you need repeats to catch it all. On your first listen, you’ll be drawn to Del’s cool, confident raps, spit fast without stumbling. On your second and tenth and hundredth listens, you’ll be caught in the ceaseless soundscape of layered, ping-ponging beats.
“Settle Down” is an anthemic burst of sunny hip-hop fueled by party-style rhythms and feel-good treatment courtesy of an artist delivering his music with a humble smile despite his obvious, unwavering talent for this scene.