Review by: Justyn Brodsky
North Philly and its surroundings has an amazing scene for Rap & Hip Hop. But North Philly Hozman is by far one of the crown holders with his in-your-face Trap Rap for fans of the genre looking for something that blows them away with the energy his style boast.
You can hear a very well-polished ambience in a lot of his track intros. “What You Know” displays a great example of this, leaving the listener on the edge of their seat wondering what’s to come when the verse kicks in. When listening to his rhythmic roll-of-the-tongue rhymes with the energy beautifully on the top layer, you will easily think to yourself that Hozman’s voice was designed for this genre; another musician born to do this.
With the ambience still in play in the intro of “Murder ’em”, you get another taste of that same brilliant energy while exploring more sides to Hoz. The production value is right where it needs to be, and the beat that makes this track most interesting is the fact that the plugins and post-production tricks don’t take your focus off the clever lyricism and powerful persona in Hozman’s voice. This kind of production is rare nowadays, and is a dream come true when you get to actually hear a stroke of genius like this.
Hozman has a great catalogue; including features from some very talented female rappers, and other top-of-the-line talent from his scene. He also has made appearances in film, and also has an album currently out titled Streets of the Future, Produced by Kareem Rebel (the man behind CRS with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams) and features singer J-Smoove. It’s a 7-track EP that doesn’t disappoint in the least. Hoz has also been featured on many Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes and continues to hold his name in the game as a force to be reckoned with. North Philly has some major competition with Hozman roaming the streets.
Connect with North Philly Hozman:
- Twitter: @NPHozman
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NPHozman
- Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/NPHozman