Phrimpong is one of the few young Ghanaian rap talents who represent a hybrid of essence, and creative force that is intelligently Afro-conscious —highly revolving around such dynamism in creativity that truly reflects the ideal African philosophy, Pan-Africanism.
“Think” is one frame of beautiful pieces of words and kindred magic of poesy padded into an evoking music. This particular track could be harmonized into a single fold related to caution against resulting to certain unworthy mediums for example alcohol or marijuana when problems surface in a person’s life— a confronting issue that most youth faces in life. As evident from the first verse of the rap delivered by Phrimpong:
…So many issues but the bottle no go end one//Cos when you drink and you booze you go sleep//when you wake same problems go tell you welcome…
Using vivid imagery and life centered ideas, the artist tells a story that is simple, yet, relatable by the audience— a well thought through context that finds room for better introspective analysis by any individual who is or has been in this circumstance before. Indeed, the power of arts is not only measured through the rhetorics of delivery but more importantly, how such piece of arts work could be better defined to produce the effect needed of it (the art work); this is exactly what Phrimpong was able to achieve with the first verse & second verses.
Though pursed into succinctness, Phrimpong releases pack and pack of consciousness that instills in the mindset of the listener a readily available environment that preaches on it own a filament of morality to the consumer. With such rich linguistic appreciation, the artist successfully renders in metaphoric associations that religiously play on words to cut through several issues, that is, socio-human based.
..What be the worst thing you saw wey nobody ever faced before? [Huh]// Alomo 5 sika tumi tua wo bills wadwen ..
Elaborating another dynamic of how challenges of life could be overcome, with this line from the second verse: “you succeed then you change the world”— the rapper thus becomes a social advocate of change reaching as far to peak himself on the same philosophical principle professed by Mahatma Gandhi — ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
The choruses and the hooks from the beginning, and interspersed within this music is beautiful except that I felt the ending could have been more captivating than just the rhythm or beat leaping in that manner. In all, this is a clever attempt to forging genuine thoughts and reawakening in the mindset of music lovers— heightening, especially, certain engagements of thinking that stretches into varied discourses as ever present in our conflicted; challenged world.
The essence of this piece of music work is apt, resounding; forceful —creating a process of self that critically assesses, and ascertains every stage of life one goes through.
Credit: Abeiku Arhin Tsiwah