Show Dem Camp uses newest album, “Clone Wars 5: THE ALGORITHM” to tackle Social Issues
Written byWords by Ifeoma Iheagwara
The Nigerian Hip-Hop duo Show Dem Camp, popularly called SDC by fans, recently dropped their newest album, a 15-track project titled THE ALGORITHM. The album is the 5th volume in their Clone Wars album series. It includes features from various other musical acts such as Ladipoe, Reminisce, Jesse Jagz, Ogranya, Tomi Thomas, and many more. Each song on the album focused on different issues and topics ranging from the economic and social struggles in Nigeria, the effects 2020 had on them, and their rise to success.
Since the formation of their group, SDC has been unafraid in using their music to entertain their fans, criticize their governments’ policies and speak on the social and political issues plaguing their country, and this album was no different.
In the intro, a voice is heard over the beat, speaking on the events that occurred during the End SARS protests in 2020, reminding listeners of the resilience, cooperation, and strength the Nigerian youths showed while battling the injustice they endure.
Following the intro is the first track, YKTV, where they talked about the motivation to work hard regardless of the limitations and the situations they find themselves in. They emphasized more on this in the 6th track, Focus, and Drive, reminding listeners that the path to success is slow but sure and all that is needed is to be focused.
In the Reminisce assisted track, Tycoon, which also featured MOJO, SDC talked about their current success while throwing a subtle shade at the former minister of finance.
New Norm speaks on how the insecurity plaguing various parts of the country has become more common and how numb the citizens have become whenever they hear of it in the news.
Show Dem Camp used 15 tracks to entertain, educate and also pull people’s attention to the serious issues and the negative realities Nigerians are currently living through. THE ALGORITHM sets to remind people that music can also be used as a medium for activism and not only for leisure or sonic pleasures.