November 20, 2009

Keeping Hip Hop Alive

One of the illest lyricists in the game today is Los Angeles native, Diz Gibran. Yeah, you may not have heard of him, but he's definitely respected amongst true hip hoppers alike, and surely one to watch for in 2010 and beyond. His flow and vocal tone remind me of the legendary emcee, Lord Finesse when he first stepped on the scene circa late 89, early 90 - just more renewed amongst, and despite, the current barrage of nonsense polluting the art form.

My introduction to D.G. came via the "Run Around", a slow, bluesy head-nodder on which Diz tackles the track delivering a humble braggadocios flow. Then came "Calypso Flow", where again, Diz goes in effortlessly, gliding over the beautifully orchestrated steel pan Caribbean drum track courtesy of producer Moonshine. All in all, my dude is NICE! Check him for yourself. Crooks & Castles Presents: Soon You'll Understand. It's free, so don't stress, but next time you'll have to pay. Support Hip Hop NOT Hip Pop!
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