Featuring solo and collaboration appearances by all EME acts and select friends of the house, the album, already titled ‘Empire Mates State of Mind’, is a 22-tracked LP that boasts some of the finest tracks to come out of Nigeria this year.
The label says it took almost one year to put the EME album together, and fans
who have had a preview listen admit the materials are ‘a collector’s item’.
The album, to be released exclusively on Spinlet on Monday June 18, features the core EME Artistes: Banky W, Wizkid, Skales, Niyola, Shaydee, DJ Exclusive, as well as prime guest appearances from Affiliates such as Ghana-Based Rapper XO Senavoe and US-Based Singer/Actor Rotimi. The album also contains three fun skits by comedian Basketmouth.
‘We’re very proud of the EME Album. We took our time to put together a fantastic blend of our talents as a collective, while also showcasing what each artiste is able to do individually. It felt like the right time to drop this record; each artiste is bringing his/her A-game, and the production quality is out of this world. There’s something for everybody… songs to dance to, songs to listen to, songs that make you think… We’re very excited about being able to share this with our fans worldwide, and we hope that we’ve been able to live up to and/or surpass their expectations of us. Our work is done. All that remains is for y’all to sit back, relax and press play…” says Banky W who supervised the production of the album.
‘Empire Mates State of Mind’ boasts production from Nigeria’s finest talents including Banky W, Masterkraft, Legendary Beats, Spellz, Sarz, Shizzy and Kid Konnect.
The album is available, for free, from Monday June 18, on Spinlet, Nigeria’s premiere digital distribution platform
MIND (Deluxe Edition)
feat WizKid, Skales & Banky W.
E.M.E feat WizKid, Skales & Banky W.
feat ShayDee, Skales & Banky W.
WizKid & Banky W.
E.M.E feat Banky W., ShayDee & Skales
Banky W. & X.O Senavoe
E.M.E feat Niyola
E.M.E feat BasketMouth
E.M.E feat Skales, ShayDee & Banky W.
feat Banky W., ShayDee & Rotimi
E.M.E feat Skales, WizKid & Banky W.
feat Skales & Niyola
Banky W., Skales, WizKid, ShayDee & Niyola
feat WizKid, Banky W. & ShayDee
III) – E.M.E feat BasketMouth
E.M.E All Stars
Segun Demuren & Banky Wellington
Producers: Stanley “Tino Bendel” Ekure & Tunde Demuren
1, 18, 20;
W – Track 3
10, 11, 14, 19;
Mixed & Mastered @ EME Studios by: Suka “The Surgeon” Andrew aka
@Wizkidayo @YoungSkales @ShayDeeBoi @IAmNiyola @DJXClusive
Modebe, Seyi Charles George, Obi Somto