Patoranking collaborates with world-renowned artists such as Kingston’s Music General Popcaan, the dancehall icon Don Beenie Man from Jamaica, and American hip-hop great Ludacris.
His native sound is cultivated by additional brilliant African collaborators, including as hitmakers Kizz Daniel and Diamond Platnumz, as well as up-and-comers Victony, Gyakie, and British-Nigerian wonder Zion Foster.
The LP’s production ranges from beautiful instruments to artificial beats, and it is delivered by an all-star ensemble of emerging and well-known African producers. Phantom (Nigeria), Kel P (Nigeria), Killertunes (Nigeria), C-Tea (Ghana), Mix Master Garzy (Ghana), and numerous other artists are on the list.
Key cuts from World Best have been continuously released by Patoranking throughout the past year. At the recent East Africa Arts Entertainment Awards (EAEA), the Diamond Platnumz and Young Willis produced song “Kolo Kolo” took home the award for Best East Meets West Collaboration.
‘Abobi’ was the next song, featuring the rich melodies of Nigerian musician Kel P, whose credits include several songs on Burna Boy’s historic 2019 album African Giant.
Over the summer, Patoranking released two songs: the party-starting “Tonight” ft. Popcaan, which was produced by DJ Breezy (who also worked on Patoranking’s 2014 hit “My Woman, My Everything” ft. Wande Coal), and “Higher,” a spiritual vibration with cracking percussion sound and soft glowing synth chords.
‘World Best’ features more swoon-worthy partnerships. On “Miracle Baby,” Ludacris and Patoranking recollect their modest beginnings before fame and find common ground.
Both icons are infatuated by a magnificent sight on the track “Gyal Like You,” which features Nigerian superstar Kizz Daniel. Their voices float over the upbeat beats created by the budding Nigerian producer Killertunes.
A sensual dedication to the people they devote their affections to is “Women of the Year” featuring Zion Foster. The compliments hover above N2THEA’s mid-tempo Afrobeats sound.
Patoranking and Beenie Man, the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall, pledge their vows to their future queens while the melody of “Amazing Grace” is driven by a serious sentiment.
C-Tea, a Ghanaian producer and sound engineer who won a Grammy for Black Coffee’s album “Subconsciously” in 2022, is responsible for the song’s shimmering guitar licks and a group of wind instruments.
On “Control Me,” Patoranking is completely enthralled and hypnotized by the rhythms created by Mix Master Garzy and the vocals of the quickly rising Ghanaian diva Gyakie.
The album’s highlight song, “Babylon,” with vocals from Victony, one of Nigeria’s newest musical exports, is a captivating voyage into the unknown. The famed Phantom of Nigeria is responsible for the captivating music.