Songs of a Zealot Album Review
by Enter the Zone host and Hip-Hop specialist David Indikator Fuller
Songs Of A Zealot
Nyoka Ny-D has everything you could ever want in an emcee.
She has originality, style, flavor, intelligence, spirituality
and most of all, she has her own distinct voice and is a great
person to be around.
Her debut album Songs Of A Zealot, reminds me of a time in
Hip Hop where diversity still meant something. She lyrically
handles every song on the album with great skill. By that I
mean, lyrical skill and having the skill to think outside the
box and remain there. Nyoka Ny-D pulls you into every song
with her delivery and flow. The intro track Pride grabs hold
of you and does not let go and that remains throughout the
entire album. I enjoyed the entire album. The first time I
listened I had to stop the CD, only because I had to readjust
where I was to get the full flavor this album truly has.
Ny-D, as she is so affectionately called, has intellegent
lyrics and delivers them in a way real Hip Hop heads will
truly enjoy. At the ripe old age of twenty, she is light years
ahead of the rest of her competition. It is my belief that she
wants you to feel her music as if you were in the studio when
she laid each track and what it meant when the deed was done.
As I stated, the entire album is well produced and well
written. My personal favorites are Pride, Stay True,
Poetically Speaking, the title track Songs of s Zealot,
Journey Through This Life and Travel.
Ny-D attacks Poetically Speaking with the fire of an veteran
emcee with a youthful, venomous flow. The song Travel makes
you want to do just that. I am very impressed by this young
woman and her artistic ability. She will be around for a very
You can check her out at various venues around the
Philadelphia and New York area with her band, Zealotry. Songs
of a Zealot is also available at her website nyokanyd.com,
iTunes, Amazon.com and other fine online retailers.