Ric Hassani dropped his most anticipated album dubbed “The Prince I Became” which sees him trying to balance his duality with him bringing out another site of him which has never been seen before.
The project was released February 26th 2021 and it says so much about how the singer have grown and his ability to be able to connect with a new set of audience.
Ric featured artistes like; Sauti Sol, Nicky Jam, Fumbani Changaya, Kuami Eugene, Zoro, Calledout Music & Frank Edwards on this 17 tracked body of work project.
The Album says a lot about his transition from what we all know him as the cool, calm and gentle guy to a bad boy kinda vibe which says it all in most of the tracks.
Ric Hassani knowingly with the knowledge of carrying some other particular set of audience which he feels his song can also be relatable to them not just one specific audiences.
“The Prince I Became” is a grasp of the street mixed with what he is known for as a calm guy and track like “Thunder Fire You”.
The track number 5 is a love song which he shows the bad side of him after showing love to his love interest but in return he got lies - Thunder fire you... For all the lies you told me... Thunder fire you.... For when you cheated on me.... Thunder fire you.... You never did deserve me.... E no go better for you... So thunder fire you and your friends.
According to the singer he said; “These songs, have been my peace, my joy, my anger, my therapy, my calm, my vex, my pain, my comfort, now it’s time for them to be yours.
There are real stories here that are really personal to me, and I can’t wait for you to have them.
Speaking about his album, He also said “Royalty is who I’ve become. I took time off to spend some time with myself and now, I know who I am.
I am aware of every extent of myself, my purpose, my gift, and it is the most powerful I’ve ever been. You have been patient and I deeply appreciate your constant belief in me, thank you.”
Indeed wise words coming from Ric Hassani who manages to balance his duality on this album which shows that he can be whoever he wants to be and according to him royalty is what he have become.
So doubt there a lot to be said about this album from the making, producing, writing and every other process it took to get this album done, we can say it lived up to it expectations.
Naijarated Ratings For The Album!
Production Quality (90%): There is much to be said about the quality on this new material and how it helped a lot in sending the message clear to his fans which was done to perfection.
Tracklisting (75%): Another thing we can commend Ric is how the track listings which was more than enough with 17 songs to enjoy from the singer.
Songwriting (95): This is the soul of the album and Ric Hassani didn't disappoint in the writing from each tracks that tells it stories.