Your Absolutely Right

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Your Absolutely Right
YAR Cover.jpg
EP by ByLwansta
Released 11 August 2016
Recorded 2015–2016
Studio Durban North, ByLwansta's home studio
Genre Hip hop
Length 32:35
Label Independent
Producer ByLwansta, Swiff D, Yondo, LonzTooStoned, Champ TIle, BeatMochini, Jrobb, Slater
ByLwansta chronology
NORMVL
(2014)NORMVL2014
Your Absolutely Right EP
(2016)

Your Absolutely Right EP[1][2] is the 8th musical project[3] and second official musical release by South African hip hop artist, ByLwansta.[4]

Background[edit]

ByLwansta "announced" the title prematurely via his Facebook, in April.

The project is described by ByLwansta as ...":ByLwansta finds himself faced/tasked with the duties of a young adult, which require very mature decisions such as identifying with right and wrong. More specifically, ByLwansta identifies and challenges the idea of conforming, particularly in music, to a specific and popular format and formula for a successful music career.[5]

He finds himself often challenging what has been considered a "working formula" for how to get "into the game" by neglecting the popular style and known formula for such, in favour of one that isn't very style specific, but rather what he wants and only what he wants to do.[6]

ByLwansta tackles the mood at hand using a style he's very popularly known for,[7] in an aggressive and brutally honest manner, a style he established himself with on earlier works such 2014's "NORMVL" Mixtape.[8]

Although having grown in years, listeners are still met by a very introspective and a bit selfish ByLwansta who raps what is on his mind and heart, always."

Your Absolutely Right EP follows the SA Hip Hop Award '14 nominated, NORMVL Mixtape, with 2 years in-between each independent release.

In December 2016, South African hip hop producer, Beatmochini released a remix EP with ByLwansta titled Your Absolutely Fuckin' Right EP: The Remixes.

Critical reception[edit]

Your Absolutely Right EP received acclaim and reviews from a handful of South African music blogs, such as Between 10 and 5, Slikour On Life[9], The African Hip Hop Blog[10], Hype Magazine and Durban is Yours, and landed on Okay Africa's The 15 Best South African Hip-Hop Albums of 2016[11], as well as Texx And The City's Top 20 Albums & EPs Of 2016.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Your Absolutely Right (Skit)"Lwandile NkanyuzaByLwansta1:49
2."NORMVL Still"NkanyuzaSwiff D3:51
3."Funny How" (featuring Saida)NkanyuzaByLwansta, *Avei, *Phinda Fikain5:10
4."Indian Ocean [Interlude]"NkanyuzaJRobb, Slater3:06
5."Grey" (featuring Kimosabe)Nkanyuza – Siviwe NkanyuzaYondo4:30
6."Stay At Home!" (featuring Sipho The Gift)Nkanyuza – Sipho LanguzaLonzTooStoned4:41
7."The Sigh"NkanyuzaChamp Tile2:48
8."The Routine"NkanyuzaBeatMochini2:08
9."Something to Say" (featuring Clara-T)Nkanyuza – Clara Tshepi MoloiByLwansta4:27
Total length:32:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Jonty "TreFlips" Hurd – artwork
  • ByLwansta – typeface, recording, arrangement
  • Champ Tile – mixing, mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ByLwansta Set To Drop New EP This August | HYPE Magazine". HYPE Magazine. 2016-07-27. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  2. ^ "CREATIVE-HIPHOP: @ByLwansta Announces "Your Absolutely Right" EP". www.creative-hiphop.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  3. ^ Stream, Mzansi. "Lwansta Set To Drop Ep This Thursday. Wait For It!". Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  4. ^ "News: By Lwansta Announces The Release Date Of EP And Artwork". 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  5. ^ "@ByLwansta Announces "Your Absolutely Right" EP". HipHopzilla. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  6. ^ "NORMVL". NORMVL. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  7. ^ Blog, The Influence (2016-08-10). "ByLwansta – Your Absolutely Right EP Review". THE INFLUENCE BLOG. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  8. ^ "You're Absolutely Right | HYPE Magazine". HYPE Magazine. 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  9. ^ "Stream: By Lwansta - Your Absolutely Right EP". Slikour onLife. 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  10. ^ "Tweet Review | Lwansta - Your Absolutely Right - The African Hip Hop Blog". The African Hip Hop Blog. 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  11. ^ "The 15 Best South African Hip-Hop Albums of 2016". OkayAfrica. 2016-12-16. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  12. ^ "Top 20 Albums & EPs Of 2016 - Texx and the City". texxandthecity.com. Retrieved 2017-01-23.