Emotionz – Pieces of Me [Album Review]
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancity stand up! Okay, now sit back down, get online and download Emotionz’ new E.P. Pieces of Me for free at www.emotionz.ca. For real, local boy done good has done better. With production from some of Van’s finest beatmakers, such as Stylust and D- Rec, this E.P. really lives up to its name. Pieces Of Me consists of six songs that run the gamut of hip-hop and each song, or piece, has a feel very different from the song coming before or after it.
The sounds and styles range from jazz/lounge and classic hip-hop to grimey dubstep and the lyrical content bounces between clever wit, lighthearted fun, and conscious introspection seamlessly. As any Vancouverite hip-hop head knows, Emotionz’ vocal delivery leaves your head spinning. On any given verse he may change up his timing and kick multiple styles, all the while remaining clear and crisp – something many technical MCs can’t do – as his rhymes land on the snares and kicks perfectly. If you listen to this album for no other reason than the fact that the second track “Numbers” samples that ‘1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…’ wick pinball song from Sesame Street then listen on, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s difficult to imagine Vancouver having a better representative, a better ambassador, for this culture and sound we call hip-hop. With his latest release Emotionz cements Vancouver’s place on the map and continues to legitimize his, and Vancouver’s, positions in the rap game. And considering dude plays gigs or puts on events like twice a week, if you haven’t seem him live or heard him yet, hit any one of the various venues he can be found at. And in the meantime, download yourself a copy of Pieces of Me.