New York-by-way-of-Dakar, Senegal-native Abdoulaye Diop, better known as accomplished producer Majestic Drama is ready to orchestrate his own takeover in Hip-Hop. Created a signature homeland sound behind the boards, the 28-year-old delivers his first effort in the full-length instrumental album, creatively-titled, World Full of Drama.
Best known for his work with multi-platinum hitmaker Fetty Wap and on Wale’s latest album, Shine (“Mathematics”). Majestic Drama takes us to the roots on the new project with deep drums, bass, and traditional Afro Beat vibes. Showing the enriched history of his people through the suggestive sounds and unique arrangements. The 15-track album is intriguing from beginning to end with breakout productions on “Greedy Girls”, “Energy”, and “In My Bag”.
Majestic Drama on his heritage’s influence during the making of the new album:
“My Senegalese roots have had a big influence on my drums. I remember growing up in Dakar, we used to have these ceremonial events called “Sabar” where you witness African drums being played live. So Drums for me should exhibit a certain swagger and personality that represents the character and background of the producer. If the melody is the soul of the beat then the drums are the body carrying that soul.”
As his debut continues to gain momentum, Majestic isn’t letting off the gas as he plans on big collaborations in 2019, adding to his all-star resume. Promising more of his signature heavy bass sound that will be receiving airplay in no time.
World Full of Drama is available now via Drama Club Entertainment, featuring guest appearances from Oga Silachi, Kash Beats, La Chaleur, Denzel, and Elshay. For everything Majestic Drama, follow the rising producer on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Stream World Full of Drama by Majestic Drama below, courtesy of Spotify.