The album brings together tested producers whose composition adds a much-needed sophistication to the project. It comes after the release of his first body of work ‘Dogo la Diani’ in 2018. The EP marked the birth of his music career.
‘Dopamine,’ explores life struggles love, hope, joy, and Adam Leenz’s journey as an emerging act across various genres, including, Afrobeats, Reggae, dancehall, Drill and Rap.
It includes songs like “Vibes and InshaAllah,” “Cheque ya madoo,” “Tukivibe,” “Closer,” and “Nobody Else,” with production from Drug Beats, Just Beats, Cosmic Beats, Producer Director, Kennah Beats, and more.
Most of the songs have Afrobeats sounds, while some also have Hip hop effects from his childhood, like the songs “.Dunda na Mabunda”, “Mbogi ni Chafu ft One Bullet”, and “Kwetu Mtaani”.
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The album opens with a fun fair bubbly rhythm– ‘Intro’ aided with fast-paced drumbeats on which he opens up about his life growing up.
“Uh nakumbuka tukianza, first time nikitaka kuwa dancer, mpaka sai nafanya mziki, ustake kujua hii riziki ndo kiki.”
He goes ahead sharing the struggles of being raised by a single mother.
“Seen Momma raise 4 kids and they all grown up na Anataka tu grandkids. Never had a father figure but I’ll make it real father with no figures. Trynna figure out how I’ll make a real Father,” he raps.
Adam Leenz continues with the afrobeat sound in “Vibes and Isha’Allah.” The song is a celebration of life and the friends we dream with. “Everyone dreams of reaching the top, but you will never do it alone. You need the people you spend your everyday life with. but you still have to stay keen, the same people you trust are the ones who still plan to bring you down.”
In “Cheque Ya Madoo” Adam Leenz taps the assistance of fellow homies artists RapKeed, D-Berry and Drug Beats on the production. The three Diani natives talk about all things money, reminding everyone to do what they do as long as it brings some money.
The song features infectious rhythm, melodies, and vibrant rhymes from RapKeed and D-Berry.
In the next 3 songs, Adam shifts things up and starts talking about love. Tukivibe is an expression of love and emotions.
“Closer” fuses Afrobeat, dancehall, and RnB, with a catchy melody and a pulsating beat. The lyrics revolve around a guy who meets and falls in love with a lady in a club. He expresses his feeling to her and gets to dance with her. The song features Hassano from the musical group Afrocentric alongside Katapilla.
Stream Dopamine in full below.