I’ve been enjoying the PHO EP by Ari Lennox for a few months now and I have to say it’s pretty phenomenal. That’s not said lightly either because she really got everything it takes to be a huge star. Her sultry voice and impeccable ability to pick awesome instrumentals make her gold. Immediately, once you hit play you’re thrown right into an amazing song, titled, Yuengling, with a smooth melody and sweet vocals.
On this project, she made sure to come with her ‘A’ game as far as the lyrics go. She sings about anything and everything that’s relevant to us cool kids. Whether she’s singing about Yuengling, smoking, late night drives, or the birds and the bees it all sounds sweet. Lennox, also gains some fire bars from the big homie, Cozz, on her track, Back Seat; to tie it all together.
Now as far as production this project is solid. There is tons of beats/instrumentals on this project that shine through. Some of my favorites are Back Seat, Night Drive, Backwoods, and GOAT. I love the way many of the melodies that are lace together with the bassline and keys always finds a way to wrap you around the drums. The instrumentals alone makes this one of my favorite, EPs to listen to straight through. Especially when I’m driving up and down I-95.
The composition of Lennox’s project makes sure each song flows into each one without throwing you off. Each song eases into the next and it allows for you to appreciate the last track just as much as the next. I for one, definitely appreciate this as not many artists are taking this into consideration when working on their projects. But man does it makes a difference and I’m grateful for the Dreamville team for making sure this was done right.
Overall, this is a great EP, definitely one I’ll hold on to forever as it’s definitely some of her best work. I’m sure this year will also yield big results for Ms. Lennox as she’s just getting started. Hopefully, if she’s reading this she knows we appreciate her music and Washington, DC is watching and cheering her on all the way to the top. As always champs, keep winning and make this week your best week!
Lyrics score 9
Production score 10
Composition score 8