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  • Writer's pictureRomaine Brown

4:14’ Review: Valiant show’s versatility, delivers with debut project

Listen: With a collection of hot new unreleased tracks, refixes and remixes, Valiant offers a brilliant project for his fans. Here are more details

Valiant, every story has a beginning (Tejano Taylor)

Every story has a beginning; before all the achievements, the iconic moments, the awards etc, Valiant’s story is quickly developing and evident in the release of this debut project.

Dancehall's current leading force, Valiant released his highly anticipated project; the '4:14' mixtape on Friday which features an array of unreleased tracks, refixes and remixes as a gift to his fans worldwide.

The collection showcases Valiant's versatility in blending wordplay, infectious melodies and undeniable charisma on potential club bangers, dedicated songs geared towards the ladies and street anthems from start to finish.

Among the noteworthy singles included on '4:14' are the captivating tracks; 'Hot Cup Of Tea’, produced by ZJ Chrome, the catchy single, 'Shake', featuring Serani & Nigerian afro singer, Rotimi and the hard-hitting ‘XLV (45)’. The fast-rising singjay also captivates the ladies on the single 'YM' featuring Kranium.

Valiant mesmerizing wordplay, harmonies and compounding lyrics throughout the mixtape, stands out in songs such as; ‘Weekend’, ‘Spaceship’ and ‘Europe’. A few songs that his fans are already familiar with were also added to the project - 'Crypto', 'Mohammed' and 'Designer', among the singles included on the tracklist, with the mixtape offering electrifying remixes / refixes for some notable hit singles such as; ‘Speed Off’, ‘Barbie’s’, Narcissist' with Stalk Ashley's wonderful voice and a renewed rendition of the popular, 'Insomnia', again joining forces with Chronic Law.

‘Fada Dipo’, as he is popularly referred to, highlights several upcoming artists throughout the entire project. Among them; the fast-rising Talent; Najeeriii (‘007'), Tatik ('Can't Settle Down'), Kant10t ('Dream Weekned') as well as the female singers Cashan and Leah.

The entire creative process was meticulously handled by industry-leading labels & producers such as Dj Mac, Slingerz Records, Mxssiah, RKtra, Sasaine, Crown Heights Entertainment ane more, with mixing and mastering duties shared between Diplomats Records, BiiGinTon Records, and the fast-rising producer/selecta Dj Mac Music.

The mixtape which lasted a little over an hour is accompanied with infectious drops from some industry leaders; Vybz Kartel, Shenseea, Stalk Ashley, among others.

Valiant, deep passion for music (Tejano Taylor)

The 21-track mixtape, officially released on Friday, July 7, is a testament to Valiant's exceptional talent and his dedication to the music industry. The project is currently available on Audiomack and SoundCloud.


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