Ejiro Ekperigin also known as Barelyanyhook has finally released his debut album (finally). This is the rapper’s second body of work since his 2015 EP 22 and this is definitely the best thing we’ve heard and we’ve heard a lot of great music this year.
The album is aptly named T.Y.L.E; Took You Long Enough and we can definitely say that the wait between the release of Vibrations, Clearly and T.Y.L.E was worth it. We all remember that crazy freestyle he did last year at Beat 99.9FM for Jidenna and if that didn’t make you pay attention to his talent, you won’t have a choice when you listen to T.Y.L.E because this man will give you the best J Cole/Childish Gambino/Kendrick Lamar cocktail you have ever had with a unique twist that’s all his own.
T.Y.L.E is a 10-track project (with some not-so-old hits from Barely: Vibrations, Clearly, Johnny Seabass, SeabassSZN and Reasons) released on September 29 and it is completely self-written. It features additional vocals from R&B/Soul artist Ugo Mano (Uncouth) and first-class production from Sango, Ugo Mano, Freddie Joachim, Monte Booker, Le Mav, J-Louis, Evil Needle and Best Kept Secret. This project shows off Barelyanyhook’s unique style of delivery and it puts him on the map (if he wasn’t already on it before).
We’re very excited about future projects from Barely.