Luu Breeze – Topic of Discussion [Review]
Toronto, ON – Luu Breeze is one of, if not the most anticipated artist next to come out of Toronto. News got out that he was in L.A. with Boi-1da working on multiple projects, and the buzz escalated from there. That wasn’t always the case.
If you’ve been paying attention to Toronto hip-hop the last few years, you might remember Breeze circa 2006, on the now defunct Crack House radio show, screaming his cell phone number out on air at the top of his lungs with the veins clearly outlined on his forehead, and Richie Sosa on the line urging him to, “Please, don’t do that.” He was apparently upset at something or someone.
The kid never lacked passion. This translated into his music with his super aggressive flow. The talent may have been there, but it didn’t come across well because he sounded too angry while rapping and words got muffled out.
Someone, somewhere – an A&R, a mentor, perhaps a girlfriend – must have sat him down and communicated this. On Topic of Discussion he flaunts a super improved flow and crafty song making ability.
This is evidenced from the outset in the first track “I Want It All”, where he double-times his delivery and slows it down at will. He crafts an infectious chorus on virtually all the songs, with “20/20” and “Drink Away The Pain” standing out. Want bars? “Push my Buttons” boasts five minutes of them with Luu addressing detractors with an ego that suggests he’s got big plans on the horizon.
And who would have thought in 2006 that Louis had an R&B alter ego? He reveals his inner crooner on “I Ain’t Going to Jail” and “J.O.S.H.” Don’t be fooled though, the content is still gritty, raw and street as ever.
Rappers take heed, work ethic produces results. It took a few years but he’s earned the title ‘Prince of the Dot’. It’ll be exciting to see where he takes it from here.
Written by Atkilt Geleta for HipHopCanada
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