R.A.P. (Rhythm And Poetry) (Amazon)

Deezy Da Paperboy reached out to the site from Illinois with his annual check in not too long ago. He’s got a few things going on at the moment, including the rotation of a brand new LP entitled R.A.P. (Rhythm And Poetry). It’s a 10 track effort that sees Deezy trying out a different path from his previous works. Continue reading to see how well Deezy’s new direction goes over with The Illixer.

“You Don’t”

The production here is smooth. The level foundation, subtle background elements, measured tempo, and breezy vibe make for a very likable combination. The hook is spot on as well. The delivery is easy on the ears and the lyrics are straightforward. The verses are adequate. Deezy Da Paperboy serves up a low key flow, clean wordplay, and genuine rhymes. He lets the listener in on how he makes moves but at the same time handles himself with a bit of caution. Especially when it comes to the ladies. He spits: “Wait, just wait baby. You got a lot on yo plate baby. Don’t worry bout me. You need space baby. I know you heard about me and that’s great baby. But my parking is overdue. So would you pardon me if I move a couple of steps away from you? I need ample space to bloom.” That has to be once of the nicest ways to curve a chic ever (lol). All in all, this is a fairly decent selection.

“One”

The production here is enjoyable. The light weight infrastructure, silvery musical ingredients, unhurried rhythm, and expressive vibe result in a beautiful pairing. The hook is equally as pleasant. The vocals are effortless and the lyrics are heartfelt. The verses are satisfactory. Deezy Da Paperboy utilizes a mild mannered flow, vivid wordplay, and passionate rhymes. He goes above and beyond to let the special woman in his life know exactly how much he’s feeling her. A snippet from his testimony includes: “Just do me this I swear that you’ll love it. I swear that you need it. I swear that I’m fiending. You got the face that match the scene that I see when I’m dreaming. I’m always running hot. And you claim you anemic. We was made for each other. The fire and the phoenix.” One can not deny the beautiful imagery created by those opening bars right there. As a whole, this is a refreshing number as well as a site favorite.

“Actions” F/ TJ Byrd

The production here is dramatic. The weighted base, somber supporting details, drawn out pace, and dark haunting vibe create a chilling auditory experience. The hook is of a first-rate quality. The delivery is sleek and the lyrics are pointed. The verses are sufficient. The fellas come through with unique personalized flows, creative wordplay, and frank rhymes. They paint a colorful metaphoric picture of a troubled relationship for the listener. A highlight from their picture includes: “I think I wanna take off. This s–t right here I’m bout to break off. I’m a be the bad guy. But this gone be the last time. But fair is fair. And this my last warning. And they can’t judge until they hear my side of the story.” You can’t help but to feel and empathize with the frustration coming from those bars right there. Overall, this is a dope lyrical interpretation of the age old saying “Actions speak louder than words,” and another site favorite too.

**My Two Cents: Wasn’t sure what to expect when Deezy sent over R.A.P. (Rhythm And Poetry), under the premise that he had took a new approach to his music. But after giving it a spin, I can honestly say that I am here for the difference. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience a less edgy more vulnerable side of the Illinois rapper. He takes a risk deviating from the current typical subject matter and style that his peers all indulge in. But it works out in his favor. The production is of a top notch quality and the content is up to par as well. Don’t just take my word for it though. Readers, especially my ladies, should peep the LP for themselves. Very interested to see how Deezy reinvents himself next. -MinM

TOTAL PACKAGE
7/10
Overall score: 7/10