Irv da Phenom
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Irv da Phenom

Kansas City, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"Irv Da Phenom - U R [New Song]"

Listen to Irv Da Phenom's new single "U R".
It's been a minute since we last heard from Irv Da Phenom, but with an upcoming album, Last Name First, on the way, we’re blessed with a new offering tonight titled “U R”.

The records first week iTunes & Bandcamp sales will be donated to Irv’s alma mater & after school programs in Kansas City. (Kensington Gymnasium & the YMCA where he stayed out of trouble as a kid). Here’s what he said about the record:

"Without a woman there is no life. Play this for the all of the queens in your life. Mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins, girlfriends, wives, friends. Let them know they are incredible and we're nothing without them”.

Thoughts on “U R”? - Hot New Hip Hop

"Irv Da Phenom Learns Rap’s Ropes From Tech N9ne"

Essential Info: You get back what you put out. It’s a concept that Kansas City, Missouri, rapper Irv Da Phenom understands well. That’s why the up-and-coming rapper isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Now, on his latest album, Who the F— Is Irv Da Phenom?, the Midwest MC looks to really define himself.

“I’m just a young man from Wyandotte County, Kansas City, a hard worker [who] was gifted to do music,” Irv told Mixtape Daily in answer to the very question that his album title poses. “I’m just trying to provide my point of view through music and move people with it.”

The self-proclaimed Phenom first got into music while singing in the church where his father was a deacon. As a child he wasn’t allowed to listen to rap music, but eventually, by the age of 13, he found hip-hop influences in Eminem, Busta Rhymes and his hometown hero Tech N9ne. Turns out that Irv would meet Tech as a teenager during a studio session and then years later end up touring with the Strange Music juggernaut.

“As years went on, he seen me doing my thing around the town, rapping. And then I pop up at his shows,” he said of his relationship with Tecca Nina. “It just eventually grew and grew. I was blessed to be able to go out on tour with him. He heard my music one day and was like, ’Man you’re supposed to be making music with us,’
and that’s how we ended up linking up.”

Irv didn’t ink with Tech’s Strange Music but started his own independent label, Def Metal Gospel, through which he released his underground albums. If a rapper who flies a flag that draws inspiration from metal and gospel music sounds different to you, that’s cool, because that’s the way Irv intended it. “It’s already a Lil Wayne, it’s already a Young Jeezy, it’s already a Rick Ross, so why would I worry about fitting in to what they are?” Irv explained, instead choosing to be himself. “I just do what I know — somebody out there is just like me.”

While on the road with Tech, Irv did pick up some great touring habits. For one, he learned the importance of a quality stage show. Standing center-stage and rapping just won’t cut it. Secondly, he saw the worth in going directly to his fans. Irv has more than 11,000 Twitter followers and a respectable digital presence, but he is best when he is face-to-face with his fans, selling physical CDs at meet-and-greets before his shows. “It’s real important to actually go reach the fans, go touch ’em and let them see you out and about,” he said. - MTV


Still working on that hot first release.



Mitchell Irving aka Irv Da PHENOM! has been carving his spot in independent music's Rushmore for a while now, cultivating a steady following early on by selling his own albums out of his trunk state to state, eventually catching the attention of indie giant Tech N9ne and his label, who he co-penned several records for. You can hear Irv's lyrical prowess on & soulful crooning on tracks with Dizzy Wright, Saigon, Jarren Benton, Too Short, Brotha Lynch and more. Displaying incredible versatility as a true singer and wordsmith, the Kansas City native is helping usher in a spirit of innovation and originality reminiscent of D'angelo meets OutKast.

-Casted as lead role for Indie film The Grow Up
-Named one of the fastest emcees in Hip Hop by XXL magazine
-The king pen behind over 15 billboard charting songs for Tech N9ne/ Strange
-Collaborations with XXL freshman Dizzy Wright for mixtape, “The Golden Age” and track “2 Wings and a Crown”-Independently released over 7 projects under Def Metal Gospel imprint
-Purchased very first car from selling CDs to kids at school
-”Y.B.W” song used for the sound track of “Bad Girls Club” on Oxygen TV

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