Coming on the back of his 2018 mixtape Put A Rap On It, Nigerian Hip Hop artist Teeto Ceemos returns in 2019 with rap newcomer Rae Slick on their brand new collaborative EP titled Lataaro, which is Yoruba language for ‘since morning’.
The 11-track album is led by production from some of Nigeria’s finest beatsmiths including Ex-O, Dicey, Teck-zilla, Ten Thousand Watts, Genio Bambino and City Monstar, and also features guest appearances from Maka, Tomi Thomas, Moti Cakes, and Dammy Krane, with a special interlude appearance from Nigerian rap legend M.I. Abaga.
Speaking about how the collaborative EP came about, Teeto says, “outside the music, this (Rae Slick) is my brother, he was always around. I felt he was ready and people need to hear him, He has had the hunger for 10 years or more and by the time we recorded the first song, I knew he was ready“.
About how both artists work together and how they inspired each other on this record, Teeto says, “Like I wouldn’t have rapped on a trap beat three or four years ago, the only reason I am doing it is because of him. At some point, I was trying to show him the ropes, that it is all about bars and you have to come with the lyrics but he comes with the flow“.
Rae Slick, on the other hand, adds that, “If you noticed, tracks like ‘Genesis’ or ‘Elevator Flow’ on the album, I just left that to Teeto, when it comes to that conscious records, when you got to tell a story, men I ain’t got to story to tell, I have not suffered like him [Laughs], that is him, he is the deep guy with plenty to say“.