By Shay (IG: shay_neezy)
ANoyd dropped his highly anticipated album yesterday, titled “Autumn In Sinsinati”.
If you have been following his budding career you may be familiar with his work including his “ANoydwithlife” project and his 2016 project, “Once in a BRGNDI Moon”. He has released a number of visual projects on his You Tube channel including videos for “Liquor Stains” and his “If I were a 2016 XXL Freshmen” freestyle. His projects have gained him notoriety both in and out of Connecticut, and although he was not picked for this year’s Freshmen Class list, his “Autumn in Sinsinati” project shows us why you should never count out the underdog.
ANoyd, born “Dashorn Whitehead”, is a 23-year-old rapper from Bloomfield, Connecticut. Son of well-known reggae artist, Chuck Fenda, ANoyd seems destined for a career music. ANoyd incorporates the art of storytelling, creative verse, personal life experience and life in general into his music. This project is a clear indication of that, with the 10-track album offering a bit of everything for the listener. Subject matter includes the highs and lows of romantic relationships, sentiments on race relations and law enforcement, and the personal experience of pursuing his music career. His music helps to paint the picture of how someone might see himself; whether that be with love or hate.
“Monday”, the first track on the album, sets a strong tone with its messaging, vocals and instrumentals. You will find throughout the album consistency in all three of these elements. Classic hip hop beats and electronic tones throughout many of the songs build ANoyd’s unique sound. His vocals are melodic and rhythmic with rich quality and expressive lyric. His catchy hooks on songs like “Lucky” and “UNO” give a substantial amount of mass appeal.
You cannot deny his gift of lyricism as organic and inherently creative. A combination of deep meaningful lyrics juxtaposed with lighthearted and playful songs can be found throughout the album. All delivered with the same consistency and clever word play, examples of his word choice and phrase composition are highlighted in songs like “Anesthesia” and “Rain”.
With a growing fan base and his conviction to becoming the best, it is clear that ANoyd will not be an underclassman for long. It’s Autumn in Sinsinati…school’s back in session. Check out ANoyd’s Autumn In Sinsinati mixtape here.