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K-Riz – The Low: Side B [Review]

Edmonton, ABK-Riz welcomes us once again with The Low: Side B, a second edition to his mixtape, The Low, which was released last fall. The continuation of this project is filled with even more flavour for your ear. While production credits on Side B are still cohesive with the likes Ephekz, Feddicash, LordQuest, Nato Down, and more; there’s also a new handful of features on the roster.

Canadian artists Ol Skool, Sydney Love, Deuce Fantastick, Cursive and Stuckinthe90z each bring a new vibe to the compilation to keep the sound fresh. “Downtown Boogie (Take it or Leave It),” for example, is nostalgic and channels that golden era goodness. “Big City Dreaming” has a smooth R&B vibe that is just as pleasing to the ear lyrically as it is musically.

K-Riz - The Low: Side B [Review]-

The Low: Side B was also a smart move marketing-wise. As sad as it is to say, albums are no longer a “thing” in hip-hop. It seems like this generation just doesn’t have the attention span for an entire 17-track body of work (I know what some of ya’ll are thinking, “Speak for yourself!” However, I’m not part of that generation either). But by K-Riz splitting the mixtape into two parts (one months after the other) it keeps his fans on their toes and wanting more.

I’ve said this before, but what I’ve grown to love more and more about K-Riz is his diversity as an artist. From a hustler’s anthem “Like a Slave (I’m Working)” to the soulful “Love” featuring Oozeela (who’s vocals are always on time); K-Riz continues to set the bar.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out The Low: Side B, take a listen and download below via Bandcamp.

Twitter: @iamkriz

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