We are in the era of ‘shooting shots’ across social media and for artists with ordinarily no access to some of their muses and role models, keying into the use of covers to gain the attention of other industry giants for visibility has become the next option, add this to a recipient’s provable talent and you have a viral piece of art that will most likely get said person the attention he or she craves. Barelyanyhook has keyed into this with what he claims will be a weekly cover of all the tracks on Jidenna’s latest, 85 to Africa in a bid to land a spot in the latter’s December event lineup.
To kickstart this journey, he shares the Nana Kwabena and DJ Dahi produced Worth the Weight, he stylizes his version as Worth the Wait. Leaving time for introspection, Barelyanyhook goes in mildly aggressive with a confident aura as he documents his journey to relevance banking on carefully curated metaphors that hit close to home.
Short but effective, Barelyanyhook’s cover of Worth the Weight is a deserving opener to what should become his ticket to not only Jidenna’s lineup but the top of the Hip-hop food chain in this part of the world.