ARTISTE – PHYNO
ALBUM – NO GUTS NO GLORY
RATING – 3 STARS
TO start with, i listened to the full album up to 20 times and i can proudly say i am not biased with my review of this album and i must confess that the production,concept and delivery of this album is above average but i have some concerns.
Firstly, 90% of the songs were performed in Igbo language except the artiste he featured that sang in English language. I like Phno’s concept of trying to represent the East(Igbo language) but how many people actually understand the language in Nigeria especially Lagos state where all artiste believe if u can blow here then u are made. Unlike yoruba language, most people have an idea of what the artiste is trying to say and it sounds pleasant to the ears like the late Dagrin and King badoo Olamide. If u notice, even 2face Idibia,Timaya and co sing in their native language but they still interprete in english so we can get their point.
Secondly, this is Phyno’s first album (if i am correct) and i think he should have done more songs on his own rather than featuring so many artiste on every track because i know he is creative enough to do that. Take a look at his hit track – GHOST MODE, Olamide always take the shine and people believe King badoo murdered the track, even when they are on stage.
Also, all the songs on the album sound the same, it seems the same producer produced all the songs and it will take someone with attentive ears to really spot out the difference in this album. I also made sure i played the album where so many music lovers (which included Dj’s, Music producers and Phyno’s fans) are and i noticed they got bored after listening to it for less than 10 minutes.
In conclusion, the album is worth buying, downloading and playing in your car. Phyno has to know that he just started his career and he can only improve, work hard and give the people what they want to listen to. Deliver your flow in Igbo language but try to merge English and Pidgin with it so we can hear your punch lines, metaphors and the message you are trying to pass across !! i RATE THIS ALBUM 3 STARS out of 5 STARS AND IT IS A 6/10 PROJECT.
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