Phelony hails from Southside Phoenix and represents the kind of grit and determination that you can only find in the desert of Arizona. His latest single “Trenches” from his DJ John Blaze hosted mixtape “Lethal Weapon 3” channels that grit and determination, mixes it with his real life experiences, and turns it into a hustler’s trap anthem. The Red Whoop himself, Sada Baby, guest stars on the track and brings his street patented flow with him.
The hook is what you want from a good hook, it’s catchy, but it’s more than just a well put together set of bars. Many artists try to give a true to life depiction of what they went through and often times come across as unauthentic. When you hear lines from Phelony like “You gotta pull up on me, cause I don’t answer phones” and “So much cash, momma asking where you get that?”, the words just hit a little different. He’s speaking from life experience in the trenches and it shines through with his lyrical conviction. This is an artist that understands the picture he is painting. But Phelony isn’t just authentic, he’s talented. Just the lyrical ability alone that he exhibits in his verse is enough to win you over. The man switched his flow up multiple times in one verse and has a confident and rugged timbre to his flow that you just can’t teach or learn.
If you want a brash and unapologetic artist that excels at delivering sinister stories with a unique and varied delivery to elevate your song then look no further than Sada Baby. Sada Baby is the perfect artist for Phelony to recruit and he delivers in a big way. The “Whole Lotta Choppas” artist gives us an intense run down of his grind in the trenches to get to where he is now. Phelony and Sada Baby both bring elements to the mic that are unique enough to not be able to compare either of them to any one specific artist but they fit along nicely with artists like Da Baby or NBA Youngboy due to their energetic and sometimes affable outlook on unforgiving and ruthless situations.
The vocals are clean and deep, sitting in the midst of an ominous and driving beat. This is great, not good, but great production at work. And just like this one, when it comes to the best produced songs, great production is something you should have to try to notice. These honest lyrics would be lost without the ability to let them shine properly. The instrumental alone plays well alongside classic trap symphonies from the past and radio topping bangers from the present while still feeling unique enough to warrant more than a few replays itself. With top-notch production, vicious vocals and a catchy chorus, “Trenches” is ready to be your new trap anthem.
by: Steven Sandage