ANoyd Antagonizes The Mic In A Blistering 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle (Video)
Bloomfield, Connecticut lyricist ANoyd (pronounced “annoyed”) has been mashing on the gas ever since he came in the game, about five years ago.
That is the year he appeared on Apathy’s album that was dedicated to both MCs’ home state, Connecticut Casual. He has also recorded several songs with another CT Rap artist of note, Chris Webby. Heads may have also heard the MC born Dashorn Whitehead on Statik Selektah’s recent 8, where he threw down on a possé cut (“What Can We Do (Parts 1 & 2)”) with fellow up-and-coming lyricists such as CRIMEAPPLE, Nick Grant, and Chris Rivers. Beyond the cosigns, ANoyd has released no less than five respected projects independently in only a couple of years, with a sizable following.
ANoyd was so inspired by Hov’s 4:44 that he recorded a body of work titled #BlameItOnJayZ. The 10-track concept album dropped late last month. To promote the release, A went up on Sway’s 5 Fingers of Death. This freestyle segment consists of an MC rapping over five random beats that DJ Wonder spins. Although ANoyd has been a Sway In The Morning guest in the past, this was his first run at the challenge.
In the #BlameInOnJayZ theme, DJ Wonder plays five Shawn Carter instrumentals. It starts after 1:00 with the “Where I’m From” beat into “Dust Your Shoulders Off.” ANoyd goes in with a commanding and controlled flow that’s in the vein of East coast mainstays like Skyzoo, Grafh, and of course, Jay. He says a chunk of the display were day-old bars, a testament to his writing. This performance may require multiple listens with lines like: “You know I make the block hot / Soon June / Then I vroom-vroom / Drop-top fume bloom / Immune to ‘em.” The delivery and internal rhyme are next level. And he starts going Super Saiyan when he utters: “I done turned 5 Fingers of Death to the Iron Fist / The fire lit / I’m in the Rap game to rewire sh*t / Whoever you suggest, I’m better than your entire list / Nah, I don’t need a cable, I’m jail-breakin’ the Fire Stick.” Nearly taking on four more instrumentals, ANoyd clearly wants a spot at the table and this freestyle shows he’s ready.
#BonusBeat: This week ANoyd also released the video to “Advisory” featuring Mickey Factz and Oswin Benjamin:
The song appears on #BlameItOnJayZ.