Deezuz – AMMMO [Review]
Calgary, AB – Deezuz‘s first official album Souldenera was comprised of soulful production with hard-hitting drums, to give a modern spin on 90’s-style boom bap hip-hop. Deezuz continued to build on the success of Souldenera by releasing the Power Mixtape, while 2009 saw Deezuz drop the self-produced Sound of Smoking. This project helped to show how Deezuz was evolving not only as a rapper but as a producer as well. Deezuz’s new album AMMMO has finally arrived.
First off, props to Stuey Kubrick on the production of the album. With the perfect combination of drum breaks, samples and dusty loops you can’t help bobbing your head. Deezuz blends with the beats effortlessly, showcasing his adhesive flow and polished delivery. But throughout the album it was hard to decipher exactly who Deezuz is and what he is trying to represent. He’s def a solid MC but needs to distinguish himself from the generic rapper. Also the gun references and tough talk were very hard to buy and seemed contrary.
There are many quality tracks such as the guitar-heavy, braggadocio banger “Begin” feat. SonReal. The up-tempo “Wake It Up” feat. Moka Only is guaranteed to get any party started. But perhaps the most impressive track has to be the soulful “Praise the Lord,” in which Deezuz is at his most creative, rapping from the perspective of a landlord collecting rent from his tenants. All in all, Deezuz represents well for Calgary with a solid album from start to finish. It is definitely worth a listen.
Written by Eric Yensu for HipHopCanada