T-Classic releases ‘Alirat EP’

T-Classic releases ‘Alirat EP’

<p class="">After T-Classic dropped the single, he could no longer walk away from making music. As it turns out, the songwriter’s effort had impressed Darasimi, who now owned a record label. </p>

<h1>For Tolulope Ajayi and Darasimi Famoyin, the EP, ‘Alirat’ extends beyond merely making good music. It’s about honoring their lost loved one — an extended playlist dedicated to a dearly departed mother. </h1>

<h2>How it Began</h2>

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<p class="">The year was 20, and Ajayi Tolulope, aka <strong>T-Classic</strong>, had just completed his contract with a record label. The singer/ songwriter was at a crossroads. </p>

<p class="">On the one hand, Tolulope was now free to pursue the law degree that he had always wanted. At the same time, T-Classic wished to leave a lasting impact on the music industry. So, he sought his mentor and former manager, Darasimi Famoyin. </p>

<p class="">"<em>I just called him like ‘yo bro, I have a song I want to drop. After this song, I’m just gonna drop it and forget about music'</em>," Tolulope recalled. </p>

<p class="">After T-Classic dropped the single, he could no longer walk away from making music. As it turns out, the songwriter’s effort had impressed Darasimi, who now owned a record label. </p>

<p class="">Thus, the beginning of a beautiful partnership. </p>

<h2>The Death and Birth of Alirat</h2>

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<p class="">As in any other profession, success in the music industry requires the right support system. That’s what Tolulope enjoyed — unconditional support from both the record label owner and his mum, Mrs. Alirat Famoyin. </p>

<p class="">Mrs. Famoyin was T-Classic’s biggest fan. Not only was she the first to listen to the singer’s new singles, but she would also offer guidance when needed. </p>

<p class="">"<em>She was loving, caring, and really supportive</em>," T-Classic described his relationship with Mrs. Famoyin. "<em>She would call me every time she heard my song played on the TV or radio</em>."</p>

<p class="">Unfortunately, the budding friendship didn’t last as long as T-Classic would have wished. In April 2020, Darasimi Famoyin lost his mother to acute pneumonia. Alirat was no more!</p>

<p class="">Rather than lose themselves to the pain that followed, T-Classic and Darasimi chose to channel it into the one other thing that they had in common — music. </p>

<p class="">"<em>We miss her. And we just wanted a way to let her know that she’ll always have a place in our heart,</em>" the singer mused. </p>

<p class="">The death of Mrs. Alirat Famoyin led to the birth of <strong>Alirat</strong>, the EP.</p>

<h2>About Alirat by T-Classic</h2>

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<p class="">T-Classic’s Alirat is already enjoying steady airplay on some top radio stations in the country.</p>

<p class="">The E.P. features relatively young producers such as Reward Beatz, Yalababayala, and godOmarr. According to record label owner, Damilare Famoyin, that did not happen by chance. </p>

<p class=""><em>“I’ve always wanted to put out a body of work that showcases new talent, and Alirat provided such opportunity</em>,” Famoyin said in an interview. “<em>Everyone that contributed to this project are all new faces, from the producers to the featured artistes.</em>”</p>

<p class="">But why? Working with relatively unknown people on such an important project suggests some form of penny-pinching on the record label’s side. </p>

<p class="">However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Famoyin quickly pointed out that the music industry is now open to young talents. Unlike the older generation, these young faces bring a sort of counterculture vibe to the music-making process, from the beats to the sing-along lyrics.</p>

<p class="">“<em>I feel like more people now demand for good music, and that’s what these guys make</em>,” He said. </p>

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<p class="">Alirat is a four-track E.P. that includes songs such as <strong>La Cream</strong>, <strong>Hold On</strong>, <strong>Pour Me Water (PMW)</strong>, and<strong> Love You For Life</strong>. T-Classic is currently working on the visuals for two tracks in the extended playlist — ‘<em>Hold On</em>’ and <em>’Pour Me Water.’ </em></p>

<p class="">Meanwhile, the team intends to donate twenty percent of the E.P. ‘s proceeds to an NGO. </p>

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