Pheelz’ ode to Hustle can’t be better expressed. It’s a conscious piece of music that cares less about fly, nice-sounding catch phrases that characterise Naija music. The message is simple: hustle is the key to unlocking the glittering things flaunted by musicians on Instagram and Twitter. For anyone to make it in life, hustle must be considered second to none. One can deduce that the “hustle” Pheelz sings about is synonymous with legit stuff. So try not to get it twisted.
The music exhibits pure class in terms of production. Pheelz beautifully works a string instrument that sounds like something from Northern Nigeria, or something oriental perhaps. He also adds some piano effects in the right places and harmosises them with the strings just so his thought-provoking lyrics could gain more access to the mind and soul.
One minus to ‘Hustle’ is Pheelz’ inability to exhibit vocal dexterity on an instrumental that requires such. That can be forgiven because he ain’t Wande Coal or Banky W. I believe the additional vocals however provide him with the right support, at the appropriate moments. For real though, ‘Hustle’ is a sure thing, musically speaking.