It's been awhile since we heard anything from Irv Da Phenom. That may be because he quietly relocated recently to Los Angeles. Sad news for the scene here, but Phenom still visits us in ol' KC frequently.
Now, one of local hip-hop's favorite sons has a new mixtape out called Power Level
, and it's packed with so many tightfisted rhymes, it'll make your eardrums bleed. With joy. They will bleed with joy. Plus, there's a nice dosage of sung R&B-style vocals on a couple of tracks, just for nostalgia's sake.
Check out this video for "Back to Life," the closing track on Power Level
. It's a spitfire rap - XXL Magazine
didn't give Phenom props
for his fast rapping for nothing - and probably is NSFW, lyricwise.
In a brief phone conversation with Phenom, we found out that the rapper is planning a tour that will put him back in our pockets sometime early next year. Until then, stay tuned.
To stream or download the full album, go here