Phenomenal Rock is a hip hop artist from India. While the country’s scene has held a largely local identity in both the mainstream and underground for the past three decades, this rapper/singer stands out as having truly international potential.
His self-produced debut single, “Phloating” exhibits a par of its own, with a smooth and balanced, yet hooky bass foundation bolstered by a slick lyrical flow. In addition, he chooses to sing in English, a contrast from the otherwise Hindi-dominant stature built by those before him, and ultimately, a unifying advantage. Matching Phenomenal Rock’s forward-thinking approach is the single’s thematic angle, which centers on having confidence in one’s ability to create a seemingly transcendental path toward success. This is a solid effort altogether, and it would be interesting if his follow-up material expanded upon a more nuanced, personal account of just how far he has come within that quest.
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