Now I’ll be honest, before this album was released, I didn’t know much about Dezzyano, the rapper raised 5 mins from Atlanta on Six Flags Dr. I decided to give it a go. And I became a very unlikely Dezzyano fan. The 16 track album, “Hello World: The Renaissance” starts off strong with ‘Anita Baker’. It has an extremely catchy refrain built on a bass and horn driven soul soundscape. This sets the tone for the album, which sees Dezzyano finding different ways of telling his story with catchy hooks and intense verses. From a critical standpoint, this album has some epic beats provided by Cappavelli1, however, Dezzyano definitely makes this project what it is.
There are plenty of gems on this album, particularly near the beginning and end; everything stays consistently tight all the way through. We learn all the way through “Hello World: The Renaissance” that Dezzyano is a stand-up guy, doesn’t take crap and can steal your girl. He is able to draw a common thread between a variety of tracks with a cohesive feel and tone throughout the album.
But this recording makes another thing clear – Dezzyano is capable of the fortunate trend of pleasing everyone at once, and as a result, songs like “Grammys”, “Webbie” and the impressive “Feather” jump right out of the speakers and grab you by the throat.
But his thing is full of standouts, from “Runner”, “Express Mail” and “Trap Nigga” to “Feel It”, showing that Dezzyano is at his best when he is less reflective, fiery, brazen and loaded with bars that are unrestrained and gutsy.
He exudes confidence with every single breath he breaths into the microphone, swinging comfortably from every snare hit to bass thump. Even the couple of tracks that you might not consider standouts sound strong, due to Dezzyano’s super confidence.
He serves beats like “OTW” and “Duece” with pure swag and rhythmic ability. He doesn’t even need to rhyme about anything important or relevant; he’s got enough punchlines and self-confidence to cover that up.
Dezzyano manages to spend the entire record outshining every single beat, making every soundscape his own. Overall, it sounds like a triumph. What is most important to note is that Dezzyano would not be content to become the underground king of the south, as he has already made the declaration of wanting to strive to be the best rapper alive.
This is a tall order coming from an artist most people haven’t even heard of yet. Dezzyano’s sense of ambition pushes him to change up his themes, update his beats and extend his style, from track to track, far enough to keep his listeners interested, making the fluidity of the album an even more impressive feat.
On “Hello World: The Renaissance”, Dezzyano’s flow is in top form, he oozes charisma, and all of the songs on this album are enjoyable, regardless of which your favorites may be. These songs are all highlights because it feels like Dezzyano’s actually means what he’s rapping, rather than just trying to put out what he thinks people want to hear.
This album showcases the fact that Dezzyano represents an excellent blend of lyrical talent and catchy pop sensibility.
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