“New Tiggalo, new Tiggalo, new Tiggalo,”
What’s the Happenings?!
Phonte formerly of the hip hop group Little Brother (also consisting of rapper, Big Pooh, and producer 9th Wonder) and current member of the collaborative musical effort that is Foreign Exchange has released his own solo album Charity Starts at Home.
Quite frankly, this contribution from Phonte has probably been anticipated for a long time amongst underground hip hop enthusiasts.
After one listening those enthusiasts shouldn’t be disappointed.
Phonte does his dance all the way through the album, lyrically, melodically, and most of all… thoughtfully. Charity Starts at Home ranges from various “Grown Folk” topics to all out braggadocios rhymes about lyrical prowess. Now if you’re familiar with Phonte, you’re probably thinking “Well, what else is new? He did that on all the Little Brother Albums and Foreign Exchange joints anyway”.
Yeah I know, but this album is on HIS terms, meaning if he wants to do two verses of straight singing and then hit you with a rhyme over a contemporary bouncy hip hop beat like the song Ball and Chain, it’s his prerogative. Don’t get it twisted. At times the singing can be a lil much, but I mean…dude can sing though. Sooooo let him break it down if he wanna break it down. It’s not like he’s just gonna not follow it up with a joint to blow your wig back like The Life of Kings feat Evidence and newcomer Big K.R.I.T.
All in all, that new Tiggalo, new Tiggalo, new Tiggalo is THAT. Phonte is on his deen with this one.
The only possible blemish on this artwork is that the singing may slow it down for people who aint ready to slow down yet.
Besides that, 4 Strictlys outta 5.