Phi Life Cypher - Over 12"
[Zebra Traffic Records]
Phi-Life Cypher released their debut single ‘Over’ on Zebra Traffic Records in late January and it provides a taster to the forthcoming LP on the same label. It comes after their debut long player ‘Millennium Metaphors’ and numerous guest spots including appearances on the recent Herbaliser LP (‘Distinguished Jamaican English’) and on DJ Vadim’s LP (‘Ghetto Rebels’). Now, Phi-Life Cypher are back!
‘Over’ sees emcee’s Life, Si-Philli and guest MC Skit Slam tear through DJ Nappa’s heavy funked-up production. Nappa has utilised various samples of the word 'over' and repeated it frequently. When the sample is dropped it substitutes the word 'over' in the MC's verse.
The rhymes and flows complement the beat perfectly, with Nappa retaining a lot of the instrumentation to maintain a soulful feel to the track. Definitely an anthem in the making for
dance floors across the hip hop world!
The flip side features ‘Cypher Funk’, a lovely bluesy, rhythm hook, laced with a funky drum track from DJ Nappa, and is blessed with verses from all three emcee’s. ‘Cypher Funk’ delivers everything that fans of PLC have been waiting for: tight flows over top notch beats from the Luton Hip Hop veterans. Guaranteed not to disappoint.
This 12” is taken from the forthcoming Phi-Life Cypher LP on Zebra Traffic, due to drop Summer 2003. And for all those who cant wait til then, Life’s debut solo LP ‘Everyday Life’ has been completed and is due for release in February 2003, with the hot topical ‘Bush & Blair’ single to precede the album. So keep ‘em peeled people, ‘cos Phi-Life is here……….