ALBUM REVIEW: Phyno - "Something To Live For"

2 weeks ago

Popular Nigerian rapper and record label executive, Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike who is best known as Phyno has finally released his new album tagged 'Something To Live For'.

The Penthauze boss is arguably one of the most decorated rappers in Nigeria at the moment. Phyno who performs in English and Igbo presents a 16-tracks album as a follow-up to his recently released project "Deal With It".

The new project by Phyno features Olamide, Peruzzi, D Smoke, Jay Teazer, The Cavemen, Flavour, J'dess, Beepee, Pappy Kojo and Anjulie. It is a perfectly crafted body of work that amplifies Phyno's range and versatility as an artist. He ensured his sounds are peculiar and new to an already saturated market.

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  • For the first track Chizoba, Phyno links p with highlife duo, The Cavemen. The record featured The Cavemen's melodies and phyno's rap lines.

  • The second song is one of the singles on this project. Stacks is a powerful hip-hop record by Phyno. It is no doubt one of my favourite songs on this album.

  • Belong To You features Peruzzi. Peruzzi's vibes and Phyno's addictive flows are the things to look out for when listening to this record.

  • Here is another street-pop jam from Phyno. The self-acclaimed street king shares Ghetto a song that talks about how grateful he is to be talented with music.

  • On this one, Phyno recruits Empire Music's rapper, D Smoke. I Do This is a hard tap joint. It is one song that gets me all pumped up and ready to push against the tough walls of obstacles life brings. Phyno and D Smoke literally sang about their inspirations. It is a lovely record.

  • Here is another single off this project. Released a few hours before the album release, Do You Wrong features Pyno's friend Olamide who has been on all his albums so far.

  • Phyno shares a huge highlife record tagged Winner. This is another potential hit song from the pop star.

  • Here is a reflective one from Phyno. The rapper talks about his cravings for peace of mind.

  • Onye Nwa is a powerful record. It's groovy and melodious. It is an amapiano-afrohouse record.

  • On No Love featuring fast-rising singer, Jay Teazer, Phyno shares a popular tune with amazing and soul-soothing melodies.

  • Paracetamol is one of my favourites tunes on this album. It is a danceable jam.

  • Phyno and Flavour team up for this banger Ikepentecost.

  • Here is a powerful record. It's groovy and melodious. Phyno employed J'dess on this one tagged Love Me Right.

  • In Gold Medal Phyno shares a hardcore hip-hop joint featuring Beepeeand Pappy Kojo

  • The next track Ain't Nobody features Anjulie. It is a mid-tempo afro-fusion record. You sure will love this one. The melody is something else. The instrumental is fire.

  • Bia produced by Masterkraft is one of the singles on this album. It is equally groovy and danceable.

RATING

Lyrics - 3/5

Production - 4/5

Performance - 3/5

AVERAGE RATING - 3.5/5

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