R.O.Z. – Mo Piff (Hosted by DJ Dames Nellas) [Review]
HipHopCanada Senior Contributor, Jonathon “Bizz” Brown (Central Team) pens the first review of the new R.O.Z. mixtape hosted by Dames Nellas, Mo Piff.
Winnipeg, MB – Mo Piff is R.O.Z.’s follow up to last year’s Piff Music collection and it arrives just in time for every stoner’s favorite day of the year: 4/20.
In discussion, R.O.Z. is quick to point out this effort is simply his attempt to “feed the streets” while he works on his EP. However, that statement might mislead potential fans by implying Mo Piff isn’t a complete body of work. Although it does contain a handful of previously released songs (“’97” featuring Styles P, “Green Crack” featuring Smoke DZA), Mo Piff provides a glimpse at R.O.Z.’s growth in terms of flow and song structure.
If you’ve never heard the Toronto native/Winnipeg resident, he doesn’t ride beats as much as he melts into them in a hyper-melodic, almost humming style. The result is a project that is one of the easiest listens around. While his calm, comfortable demeanor on the mic isn’t something you hear from young MCs all the time, it does run the risk of producing songs that can often fade into the background.
On top of that, R.O.Z. sets moods with his flow more than he makes faces screw with his lyrics. This is where adding DJ Dames Nellas on the project makes for a perfect fit. Nellas adds a sense of urgency to this super-laid back affair and comes off like a young DJ Clue – only without being annoying.
Overall, Mo Piff is an easy listen well suited for a smoking session.
Written by Jonathon “Bizz” Brown for HipHopCanada
Mo Piff premiered on HipHopCanada.com earlier this morning (4/20/2013). Click here to stream or download it now.