Album Review: Tiye-P Takes Top HipHop Notch with ”RED” Album


RED is Tiye-P’s debut studio album released some few months ago. RED simply translates to “Real Emcee Definition” and from the Album title, any HipHop head would accurately guess what to expect from this Underrated Hip-hop Masterpiece. On this rare pure 16 track Zed HipHop HipHop classic, Mwana Wa Nyirenda officially graduates from being called an upcoming rapper as he ponders to take the HipHop seat judging from the albums released this year so far and at the same time proves his critics wrong.

The rapper sounds the alarm with the album title HipHop Wake up Track dubbed “RED” which features So Good rapper and poet Krytic who aggressively took shots at Slapdee, Bobby East and Drifta Trek. Being the opener, the two emcees make sure they give listeners enough Bars to make them anticipate the next song.

All these rappers are snakes/ but am eve on my gee shit, I talk to snakes..” Tiye-P spits.

Mwana Wa Nyirenda leaves no Story untold as he explains his Rivalry with Alpha Romeo on a well laced Emotional “Best Friends Before Enemies”. He also goes back to HipHop roots of speaking out on “32 Thoughts” an accapella Poetic track which addresses Corruption, Tribalism, Injustice, Unemployment and many social catastrophes.
For those who strictly enjoy Punchlines, wordplay and Metaphors, Tiye-P has a full package on “Ndefisosika” featuring Dope, RED featuring KRYTIC, Shut Up (a Bonus Song), “Grinding” featuring Reverb and Bullshit featuring Bombshell. He displays his Story-telling prowess on The Ongoing Sequel for “Wrap-Up” (2015). Ndefisosika Featuring Dope G is one the Creative songs on the album where Both Emcees Uses Local Zambian dishes to Deliver Metaphors and Punchlines.

Teti Mu rape naine You all fools/Tiye-P Ni Chief Nga ma offouls//Victoria type the way my flow falls, am true to the game and you all false.” The Punchline rapper sends a warning to cats in the Industry on “Bullshit.”

In an effort to penetrate the mainstream where Love Tailored songs carry much vibe, Mr. Unajaila lines up “Ifilamba fya Mulilo” featuring Wezi (An Emotional song), “Hands Down” featuring Daev, “Poboo” featuring Starn Da Industry, “Nifuna” featuring Willz and “Unajaila” featuring Kekero (a Bonus song). He however makes sure the songs do not damper the HipHop relevance of the album by spitting some creative rhymes and at the same time make them bangers with a Reverb, Kekero and Starn Da Industry Production. He also has a Club anthem on the album titled “Party Harder” which features Jay Rox, Reverb and Slapdee.

Despite Reverb Producing about 80% of the RED album, it still remains Exceptional and Diverse enjoying much Credit from the HipHop Fanbase. From the album art to the Content, Tiye-P displays his creativity as he paints his expression “RED” on Politics, Injustice, Social and Economic Challenges. The skill exhibited on this really defines Him as a “Real Emcee”.



   PRODUCTION: 7.5/10

CONTENT: 8.5/10



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ALBUM TITLE: RED (Real Emcee Definition)
DURATION: 00:62:00 Mins
PRODUCERS: Reverb, Kekero, DJ Mzenga Man, Beat Messiah, Starn Da Industry & Drew MadeTheBeat
ARTWORK(S) CREDIT: Musenge Chilumbu