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Haks Pheenom releases EP “Pheenom Strike 0.5”
November 26, 2012

Email: smccauley@mondotunes.com
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Haks Pheenom has released his newest record, an EP called “Pheenom Strike 0.5.” The record is modern rap with heavy old-school influences and excellently written rhymes. Each of Pheenom's lines is a chunk of poetry, but his music never comes across as pretentious or posturing – a rare feat in the urban music genre of today. His beats are clean, his effects minimal, and the tone of the album is nothing but affirming, bold, and fearless.

Pheenom comes from unlikely cultural roots as a rap artist, both musically and geographically. Regarding this he writes, “[I] initially got a buzz for music during the late 80’s and early 90’s with Public Enemy, Run DMC, NWA, KRS1... Was also into reggae influences, i.e. Shabba Ranks, Buju, Terra Fabulous, Stone Love Sound System.” This alone is perhaps not surprising (although it should be noted that Pheenom's tastes read like the members of a legends-only club) but Pheenom's interests were to take a European turn.

“[I] did some dee-jaying whilst at South Bank and got heavily into UK drum 'n base. I got two decks and a mixer, box speakers, and started mixing from there,” he says. South Bank is an area of Central London, England located immediately adjacent to the south bank of the River Thames, a hotbed of British music and entertainment. It was here that Haks Pheenom cut his teeth. “I was doing tapes with friends based in Brixton at the time. I was heavily influenced by the smart lyrics of Tupac [Shakur] and, by the flow of Biggie [Smalls]. I was also listening to a lot of James Brown and Michael Jackson. I started to produce my own music in 2006 after obtaining a Samplitude (Magix Software). I had a strong urge the produce my own sounds and lyrics.”

Naturally, Pheenom's lyrics are marked by a thick layer of intelligence. No lyric is accidental. Each line is a work of great deliberation. According to the artist, himself: “My predominant role – as I envision it – is as a producer of captivating, mesmerizing music, and as a writer of well thought-out lyrics, [lyrics with] the right tools, with drive, and positive messages.

Whether the listener is an avid fan of rap music or not, it is impossible to hear Haks Pheenom and not smile. The wit and charm of the music is unstoppable. With a little help from the media and enough time to write a full-length LP, Pheenom is destined to turn many, many heads, and “Pheenom Strike 0.5” will be remembered fondly as the original springboard.

“As it was said,” quotes Haks Pheenom prophetically, “'So let it be written; so let it be done...’ We shall see.”

And indeed, we shall not only see, but hear.

-Sean McCauley
MondoTunes Staff Writer

The EP “Pheenom Strike 0.5” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

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hakspheenom@live.com

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