You know, sometimes between our never ending riotous lives of eating fried chicken, drinking too much cheap beer and saying sleazy things to unsuspecting women (errr actually I think you’ll find it’s called ‘charming’, and I guess I’m not really talking about Stix, Adam or Tricks oh well the first step is acceptance) we mange to miss out painfully obvious releases. I do suppose one of us just assumes one of the other 3 has done it. This I’m afraid kids, has happened in regards to Big Dutty Deeze’s latest album ‘Live Evil’. He dropped it a good ten days ago, and we dropped the fucking ball.
Well you’ll just have to forgive us this one time.
Over the last 12 months Deeze are really honed not only his style and content, but also the direction of his rage and anger. That’s a really important point that shouldn’t be overlooked. Yeah, yeah everyone’s angry and everyone’s upset about something but if its directionless and without resolve then you just sound like another whinny bedroom rapper. Sorry fam, but if your best mate wasn’t going to tell you then we’re here to. Go read a book or two, have yourself a nice cup of tea and try again.
Talking of content, the subject matter in this record is all over the place! Although when I say that I don’t mean in the sloppy too many cooks spoiled the broth sense. It’s a multi-layered record, and Deeze gives each song its own individual stamp that doesn’t just disappear in the ether of fillers. It’s big enough that whether you’re a long time fan, and want a little something something that won’t make you embarrassed to tell people he’s still your favourite rapper, or if you’ve just hopped on the bandwagon then this is a really satisfying album. Satisfying like a big roast dinner.
Another key pointer from this is the real obvious influence that Tupac and other similarly seminal rappers have had on him. The production by Dr-G is on fucking point throughout, and I really think without his expertise the record as a whole would not shine as strong. They both make a great team.
I suppose I’m being a little (a lot bias) because Tupac’s my favourite rapper, but then again you know fully well that we’re fans of Deeze in the HHLAT manor so this write up was never going to be anything less than positive. Surprise!
Anyway, I didn’t know I was going to throw out a mini review for this I guess I just like talking.
You don’t need that shitty craft cider, spend the fiver on this instead.
For fans of Genesis Elijah, Tupac, A.C, Bambu.