I'm on Fire

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I'm on Fire
Mixtape by
Released11 April 2013; Street Rhymes Studios, Port Harcourt
Recorded2012–13
Genre
Length53:24
LabelStreet Rhymes Entertainment
ProducerSlim Burna, P Jaydino
Singles from I'm on Fire
  1. "I'm on Fire (Freestyle)"
    Released: 25 June 2012
  2. "All Day"
    Released: 16 November 2012
  3. "Claro"
    Released: 8 February 2013

I'm on Fire is the début mixtape album by recording artist Slim Burna. It was released as a free digital download for fans on Burna's 25th birthday, 11 April 2013.[1] It features guest appearances from a wide range of artists such as Attitude (of Dem Mama Soldiers), Squeeze, Bukwild Da Ikwerrian, P.I. Piego (of Ruud Boiz), Knowledge, and many more. Music critics gave I'm on Fire good reviews. It became the most successful mixtape ever released by a Port Harcourt artist. As of 26 May 2014, it has been downloaded more than 50,000 times.

Recording and production[change | change source]

I'm on Fire was recorded, mixed, and mastered at the Street Rhymes Studios in Port Harcourt.[2] The mixtape includes original tracks—with production handled mostly by Slim Burna and P Jaydino—as well as a few remixes of Burna's favorite reggae-dancehall hits. In an interview with Vanguard newspaper, Burna said that I'm on Fire shows the growth he has achieved so far as an artist. He explained, "I'm on Fire" is the best thing I've done lately. I've grown both lyrically and vocally, my style has improved and I feel like I have more control of my abilities now."[1]

Reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Nigerian Sounds 7/10[3] 
  

Critical response[change | change source]

NigerianSounds gave the mixtape a generally positive review, with a rating of 7 out of 10 stars, and in conclusion commented, "I definitely agree that he's on fire and with hardwork and dedication, he may be the next PH City superstar."[3]

Commercial performance[change | change source]

Being his first mixtape as a Port Harcourt-based artist, I'm on Fire weeks after its release went on to take the third spot on the Music of Africa Top 10 Mixtapes after being downloaded over 5000 times on the site alone, not including the number of times it was downloaded on other music websites.  It is the most successful mixtape ever released from a Port Harcourt-based artist.[4][5] By 26 May 2014, The Neighbourhood reported that I'm on Fire had now received over 50,000 downloads worldwide.[6]

Singles[change | change source]

The mixtape's title track was released as the first single in June 2012.[7] "All Day" which features a guest appearance from Bukwild Da Ikwerrian was released as the second single in November 2012.[8] "Claro", a collaboration between Slim Burna and Ruud Boiz member Pi Piego was released as the third and final single from the mixtape on 8 February 2013.[9] Burna first performed the song at the Miss Boodilicious party in December 2012.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "I'm on Fire (Freestyle)"    3:35
2. "All Day" (feat. Bukwild Da Ikwerrian)  3:20
3. "Claro" (feat. P.I. Piego)  3:07
4. "Turn Me On"    3:28
5. "The Orphan"    3:13
6. "Hold Yuh" (feat. P Jaydino)P Jaydino 3:48
7. "Plenty Money"  P Jaydino 2:58
8. "Bad Man" (feat. Squeeze)Slim Burna 3:45
9. "Shokoto" (feat. Attitude)Slim Burna 2:52
10. "Real Recognize Real" (feat. Young Stunna, Zubillonaire & DJ Joenel)  4:08
11. "On My Way"    3:31
12. "Port Harcourt Boy" (feat. Knowledge)  4:14
13. "Love Me Tonight"     
14. "Side To Side (Slow)" (feat. Slidez)  3:24
15. "Take You Home" (feat. P.I. Piego)  2:58

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Slim Burna pushes "I'm on fire" mixtape". Vanguardngr.com. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. "Slim Burna – I'm on Fire Mixtape (CD) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. no-break space character in |title= at position 5 (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Critical Album Breakdown:- Slim Burna – I'm On Fire [ Mixtape Review ]". Nigeriansounds.com. 18 June 2013. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. "Nick Nola & Slim Burna – Oya Na [Remix]". Hitplayonline.net. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
  5. "Slim Burna – I'm on Fire (Mixtape) | Music of Africa [Beta]". Everythingmoa.com. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  6. "Street Rhymes Studios heats up Port Harcourt music scene". The Neighbourhood Newspaper. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Nativity Communications Company. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-29. no-break space character in |title= at position 7 (help)
  7. "Port-Harcourt Musician, Slim Burna To Release New Mixtape "I'm on Fire"". leadership.ng. 27 August 2012. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014. no-break space character in |archivedate= at position 3 (help); Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
  8. "Slim Burna – All Day Ft. Bukwild Da Ikwerrian by Slim Burna". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  9. "Slim Burna Songs – Claro". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.