RoQ’y TyRaiD – “LAX To Germany”
RoQ’y TyRaiD is an emcee who hails from the West Coast, specifically Los Angeles, CA. His style has been described as being derived from the 90’s era with a modern twist. He is known for his originality, wit, personality, and sometimes controversial content. His latest offering comes in the form of a single called “LAX To Germany.” The song is part of a collaboration with German producer Rice Master Yen. TyRaiD had this to say about the track: “LAX is about encouraging more international collaborations of indie scenes; we’re all headed in the same direction.“
The production here is nice. It contains an upbeat tempo, some smooth instrumentation, and a cool vibe. The hook is good. The delivery is polished and the lyrics are adequate. The verses are appealing. TyRaiD serves up a graceful flow with a side of intellectual rhymes. He really embodies the “golden era” style while exhibiting his skills to the listener. Prominent lines include: “My world you just live in it. If you don’t like it, leave. Now you’re on my wagon like I copped me a Volvo. You Powderpuff n—as ain’t stopping my Mojo. Jojo’s a better rapper than you. You little n—as ain’t moving ’til the captain salute. I wrote this in my sleep. Who told you, you’re a beast? You the lion in the jungle. I’m the poacher in the jeep.” That is just some purely ill spitting right there. In the end, this song is a grade A cut. The production and content were both masterfully handled and it has a very attractive feel to it.
**My Two Cents: TyRaiD and Rice Master deserve a pat on the back for this track. The duo complimented each other perfectly. If this is what international collabs give birth to, I agree that more artists need to make them happen. And I dig TyRaiD’s style overall. He’s got a strong consistent flow and a lot of charisma. Hope to hear more from the LA native in the future. Readers can listen to more of his music here. Shout out to the Zulu Nation! -MinM