Remember in 2017 when BarelyAnyHook dropped a sizzling freestyle for Nigerian-American rapper Jidenna when the latter was promoting “The Chief” in Lagos? The burgeoning rapper has since swiftly positioned himself as one of the most creative and eccentric wordsmiths in the country. Although he hasn’t attained mainstream popularity just yet, BarelyAnyHook is fast developing a cult following via his near-ceaseless releases.
Anyone that has been following the rapper’s journey for a minute must have noticed his affinity for Jidenna’s music. Asides the viral freestyle video, he has also gone one to cover standout selections off Jidenna’s sturdy discography. Now, BarleyAnyHook has compiled these covers into an EP he calls “NNA, JIDE.” This project, dedicated to the Grammy-nominated rapper contains just five tracks with a total runtime of 16 minutes.
This is BarleyAnyHook’s first body of work since his 2019 collaborative “Barely Big Enough” EP with respected producer and DJ, Bigfootinyourface.
Listen to the project above and let us know what you think.