Born and raised in the city of where big dreams are made of, 23-year-old Brooklyn native Phenom brings a unique point of view along with a versatile skill set to the Hip-Hop game. Whether it’s the spitfire classic style of “Stereo Typpin” or the radio friendly flare of tracks like “Back With You”, Phenom rhymes with an undeniable intelligence and lyricism. As an artist, he can best be described as a natural talent. Along with his compelling back-story, Phenom has not only worked his way up but has grown to become a truly gifted wordsmith as well as dynamic performer.
Hailing from the ‘hood and having grown up around all of the excess of the streets, Phenom weaves lyrical tales from the perspective of a city kid who’s grown up and out of the box of the ghetto without ever forgetting where he came from. You can say the streets made him smart, but school made him smarter. As a Howard University student, the rapper challenges longstanding concepts of the typical Hip-Hop artist and his music defies what many consider “real” Hip-Hop artistry to be. “Real music doesn’t have to come out of the inner city gangster lifestyle or a jailhouse,” he says. “My music is still real—I’m still an inner city kid who grew up, but I went to school and got a degree.”
With a new decade in the midst, Phenom has what it takes to spin hits out of the web of stereotypes and copycats in the Hip-Hop music scene. With Jay-Z, Nas and Notorious B.I.G. as his biggest influences, he’s sure to bring a high level of talent to every opportunity soon to come his way as a promising rising star from the East Coast.