And so here we are, only a few months after The Fader proclaimed Zuse of Atlanta’s Zooly Gang, one of the rappers to watch out of the city this year. Finally, we can get more than a couple bars from the native Jamaican prone to switch up his flow and accent on varied tracks.
Mind you, his first full project titled Bullet is extremely gun-talk-heavy so if that’s not your cup of tea, it may be a little off-putting.
Still, the 23-year-old rapper holds his own here. It’s no gimmick, the gritty lyrics, the artillery chatter, his rough patois… All of it is simply his style. And for the record, there’s a clear dancehall influence in his music and if you’ve ever really paid attention to dancehall, you’d note the exorbitant levels of violent acts described within the bangin’ ass beats. Hell, it’s gangsta rap with an accent.
So yes, here Zuse joins forces with the Hoodrich team, namely DJ Scream and Spinz, to drop Bullet. There’s production from 808 Mafia, Metro Boomin and a few others but his relationship with production team FKi shows in their chemistry. Features from newcomers like Mike Fresh and everyone’s favorite stoner right now, Young Thug, round things out.
Here are the MFD Top Three from Bullet
1. ‘Bullet’ [Intro & Outro]:
This was the perfect way to start and end the tape. Man. Produced by Superville, ‘Bullet’ sounds like the sky’s falling. Just incredible and Zuse flows through it like this ain’t his first time around the block.
Y’all know how I feel about this one.
3. ‘Way It Work’
Produced by Sauce Lord Rich of FKi, ‘Way It Work’ has Zuse flexing on his doubters a little bit, even while boasting that God is on his side. Something about this beat and his style here that inspires a slow whine. *shrug*