Brzowski - Microplastics
It’s hard to say if Brzowski has been carving his own lane in this weird indie rap thing or just digging his own grave in the larger scale of the hip hop venn diagram by making the hardest to digest rap I’ve ever heard. Either way he has this “new england gothic” thing down to a science on his newest release Enmityville. Brzo is a friendly guy who will buy you a beer and make you laugh all night if you tour through his town, but he also has a much darker side that comes out in his art (as it should). He raps bigger words than I can use in conversation, for example; “hypocritical” “axiom” “circadian” “the” etc etc…and I’m not saying it sounds catchy but I don’t think that’s what he’s going for. Brzo words pour out of the mouth on what sounds like a 90 year old cowboy who was a lifetime smoker and is dressed up as Dracula for halloween but is in denial that cigarets are bad or that he’s 90. His art is dark because being an artist is dark. Especially in an age where a lot of art is disposable and meaningless. He doesn’t put anything out that’s not very meaningful and calculated, much like C Money Burns’ production on this track (as well as everything else he’s ever done). Remember when Sole teamed up with The Skyrider Band and did the song Bones Of My Pets? Remember how rad that beat was? Half indie rap then they chopped the piano and added some bass made you wanna shake your wanna shake your ass? Well that’s what C Money did on this beat. Took a piano part that if another producer had it would be a sappy emo rap starting point, but instead he mixed it with some kind of dub step sounding thing. It might be the only beat to make me head bang and throw up the horns while my (made up) girlfriend dances however people who can dance to rap dances to rap while the lyrics give me the head fuck I’ve been searching for. In a world where much of the media is broken down to shitty polluting microplastics all we can do is hope Brzowski and C Money Burns’ music is so dense it won’t break down to nothing as easy as the rest.