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REVIEW: Phenom – The B.R.A E.P

Posted by Tyler on January 22, 2014 in News · 40 Comments


Phenom - BRAep

Artiste – Phenom

Extended Play – B.R.A (Best Rapper Alive)

Features – Wizkid, Yung (LOS), Phyno, Lamzy, Superkid, B.Naira, P.Chill

Producers – DJ Klem, Legendury Beatz, TMXO, JoshBeats, Major Bangz

Label – Knighthouse (2014)

Duration – 31.56

The B.R.A E.P is undoubtedly a hip-hop piece that is guaranteed substantial appreciation with its mainstream delivery, as regards to structure of the tracks and lyrical content. The E.P features radio friendly songs laden with catchy hooks, articulate flows, a flood of dry puns (which is fairly negligible because let’s face it, which rapper home and abroad isn’t merrily whipping them out?), and some Phenom-enalphury as heard on tracks such as “Ashewo” with Reminisce and “Foje” featuring Phyno. “Foje” with Phyno packs quite some hip hop wallop as Phyno brings the thumpfest of bars and vernacular metaphors. “Ashewo” on the other hand is no doubt the ultimate “you should bump to this track” and it is certainly one to cause an up-roar with a hook that male listeners will crank up in volume and chant along in high and immoral spirits.

Phenom presents a mainstream success with the Best Rapper Alive E.P, but the overall performance as far as lyrical delivery falls beneath requirement if such a title is to be permitted (despite being claimed by every individual who handles a mic and has 16bars to offer). If making good songs was the mission then he can rest assured that he brought his A-game, but if Phenom also sought to showcase superior prowess in the art of rap then perhaps there should have been more focus on lyrical depth with stronger punch lines that can captivate. Hitting us with “I’m at the peak with 3 crowns you can’t take me low (milo)” is permissible, but it doesn’t present Phenom as the hiphopbeowolf we would prefer he is regarded as, and the E.P is burdened with such lines. The sound technique and flow he possesses came devoid of formidable content, intentionally done or not.

Bottom-line is Phenom can spit, always could, and like every rap track compilation the E.P has its highs and its lows. Verdict is 3 stars out of 5…Oh yeah and he also said; “Gold circle bars I fit bust anytime”.

Stand-out Tracks: Fagbo, Ashewo, Nobody Tighter, Foje

3-stars-out-of-5

Download Phenom’s THE B.R.A E.P’ HERE

 





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  1. Phenon is a boss in d game.. No doubt. ‘Now our shirt be like fish e dey tight us (titus).. Phenom I really wanna meet u in person. ”2905A4C0”

  2. Review shit _ dnt gv a flyin fu#k_ PhEnoM we plnty wai dei follow u ….Madt Songs ..Dope delivery_ // all d love

  3. Luv Mi a lot but when I started listening to ur jamz I see mi as trash feel u to death, ur punch lines are original they urs, u deliver like u Barcelona. Wish I could do just one track with u

    • ever heard of d household name m.i

  4. Am at the peak with 3 crowns, you can’t take me low (milo)… Lyk seriously dat wordplay is whack. Anyways, Phenom is dope, accepted! But, I think the preview is very ok.

  5. B•R•A

  6. The guy is gud, forget any other talk

  7. Tipsy are u dumb? What’s whack about d beverage wordplay…phenom may not be God but e is better than ur best rapper B.R.A d bullet dat I spit won’t leave ur best rapper alive

  8. Tippsy u dnt knw anytin o,dats lines is onpoint jo

  9. Omo I don grab ma own copy of da track oh

  10. Ignorant fans… A wordplay gats connect. So, tell me how “am at the peak with 3 crowns, you can’t take me low (milo) connect?” da shit is whack. Phenom is good no doubt, but dat wordplay no follow.

  11. Guess u don’t get. He’s talking about Peak milk, 3 crowns milk and Milo beverage. Everyone in naija is supposed to undastand this, suprised u dont

  12. I know wat he was trying to play with, but it didn’t work. Look; “am at the peak ( peak means top) with 3 crowns ( 3 crown stands for 3 kings ), you can’t take me low (milo) (low means bring him down from the top)… Meaning: he is at the top chilling with 3 kings and you can’t bring him down… Tell me hw does dat line connect well with beverages? Tha shit is forced n whack.

    • Tipsy u no follow at all, go collect your change 4 d bar when get u high like dis#

  13. I know wat he was trying to play with, but it didn’t work. Look; “am at the peak ( peak means top) with 3 crowns ( 3 crown stands for 3 kings ), you can’t take me low (milo) (low means bring him down from the top)… Meaning: he is at the top chilling with 3 kings and you can’t bring him down… Tell me hw does dat line connect well with beverages? Tha shit is forced n whack.

  14. Tipsy culd u juz shot up??

  15. I think Tipsy is just Tipsy, I’m at the peak (top) (peak milk) with 3 Crowns (3 kings) (3crowns milk) you can’t take (me low) (milo)…Capiche?

  16. @”Kheengs wanna be” am a fan of Phenom… And when i see whack, I say it. Da wordplay is whack. Fin

  17. Yea itz wack not xpective such an easy wordplay from my best rapper alive

  18. I don’t know whats with all the talk Phenom is extra dope and his punchlines are mostly on point….you don’t except all of dem to be perfect he’s not God

  19. If his is whack, let’s see an example of a “DOPE” punch. Tipsy go first, than any other person

  20. dt punchline is wack..wordplay has to go both ways..imagine sayin “am at d peak milk wit 3crowns milk,u cnt take milo” no connection..#gbam

  21. Tipsy,what is der not 2 undastand,am shocked at ur comment,its not wack ??? r right abt d peak,3crown can’t take me low stuff abt royal standard,n d beverage peak milk can’t take milo,if ??? can’t c,dats a double psypher,hav ??? eva hrd O??????f dat?,I doubt,wen ??? do ??? will knw dos word play are amazing

  22. Hv listened too some tracks of d album if not all I must confess its really below expectation wt dat kinda tittle B.R.A was really dissapionted cus dx is his 1st album and he was so poor I hope he does well next time but as for dx I gv him 2/5

  23. if u’v heard phenom’s delivery on TKG and MI’s 6foot 7foot den y’all will undastd wat tipsy was talkin abt.if phenom want 2 remain in d category of rapheads den I guy DAT kinda bubble gum punchlines shud stop…just compare dat phenoms supposed punchline 2 1 of modo’s safest punch ‘I don c up nd down lk an elevator operator’ nd judge phenom

  24. Dis last guy u r sayin nonsense phenom is dope

  25. “I’m at the peak (top/peak milk), with three crowns (3kings/3 crowns’ milk), u can’t take me low (him low/milo)”…dat was a 9ice wordplay though, bt t’ld’ve connected seriously, if he put it like this “I’m at the peak (at d top/peak milk), with three crowns (3 kings/3crowns’ milk), Ogbeni! try take me low (dare try taking him low/try a rest by taking milo)”,..etc. Den d nxt line might contain wat he’ll do if u try to take him low##..dat kind thin. How una see am????

    • Nice one, but the milo shd av bin a very low beverage like eruku oshodi…

  26. “I’m at the peak (top/peak milk), with three crowns (3kings/3 crowns’ milk), u can’t take me low (him low/milo)”…dat was a 9ice wordplay though, bt t’ld’ve connected seriously, if he put it like this “I’m at the peak (at d top/peak milk), with three crowns (3 kings/3crowns’ milk), Ogbeni! try take me low (dare try taking him low/try a rest by taking milo)”,..etc. Den d nxt line might contain wat he’ll do if u try to take him low##..dat kind thin. How una see am????

  27. Dat’s d link to thaInQQ track..check it out nd see few punchlines also.

  28. President phenom !!!!!! They calling ur name

  29. Hmm….can’t believe dis is happening….Haterz! Una no dey tire? Dis dude #Phenom is good #Gbam leave story abeg

  30. those who cant hold mic even hates……..

  31. Actually agree wid tipsy tho u have to look at d line at a beverage pov

  32. Most niqqaz need glasses to see the truth buh truth is an abstract…… Daht phenom’s line is actually wack, and he’s fond of daht. D bro is gud no doubt buh his level of thinking and puttin dwn lyrics jus hapn to b rly poor.

  33. its simple hip hop aint about punchlines…..he has no FLOW, he has no RAPSPEED….small wordplay…..no complex syllable..

  34. compare DAT playback with tkg’s “tkg Neva will I let it go its about 2 go down like d wall of Jericho ”
    data d kinda punchlines I was expecting not dis BT much respect 2 him BT 2 me,he ain’t B.R.A

  35. diz guy called phenom 2much haters god punish wuna

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