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Welcome to another installment of Music Monday, our weekly project review. Today our featured artist goes by the name “Dizzie Daz." He is a rapper and life-long hip hop head, originally from Baltimore, MD, and reppin' the island of Maui. I met him about 5 years ago on Oahu, at one of his shows, and re-connected again back in 2016 when I performed in Lahaina, Maui. Check out our review of his 3 newest music videos, from the album, Popolo Built Swagger (Vol. 1). It was released in 2018, with 3 of the album's videos dropped in 2019.
The album is available on all digital music streaming platforms, as well as Dizzie Daz’s Youtube channel.
First off, “Piss Test” goes hard yo!! I’ve always been a fan of Dizzie Daz’s hardcore style, but his flow is definitely refreshing to have in our local scene. The track itself gives stoner anthem vibes, from a unique but relatable perspective. The video and song go together well, featuring an opening and closing vlog/skit. The beat has a hard cadence-tempo, paying ode’ to Dizzie Daz’s Baltimore roots and sound.
Next up, we got “Headsplitters ft. C.Y.T.” This is a straight up RAP video, keepin’ it G to the core. I dig C.Y.T. on the track, and it’s cool to see his evolution too. I can see this being played hard in folks’ cars and at live shows. Personally, I don’t come from gang culture, but I respect the “go big or go home” energy. Dizzie Daz’s flow reminds me a lot of Tech Nine, and meshes well together while contrasting C.Y.T’s flow.
Lastly, I fucks wit’ “H.A.M!” I like the trap and uptempo beat to match the song. The themes, like most of his songs, focus on the “hustle” mentality and not letting anyone mess with you or your people. Overall, I’m really impressed with Dizzie Daz’s evolution as an artist, especially with the sound and visual quality. I look forward to more that he has in store for us.
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Jehzan Exclusive is a hip hop artist, educator, and entrepreneur from Honolulu, HI. She founded OTDHipHop in 2015. For more, follow her on social media @jehzanexclusive.