San Antonio-based rising Rapper DI33 is an artist that has made a sensational impact in a very short period of time. Emerging into the market in 2018, 2022 was a big year for him, putting out a vast array of singles and releases which would eventually lead into his most recognized and notable work thus far, the Most Hated mixtape, comprised of 8 straight bangers that feature an impressive and tightly knit cast of feature artists, hooks, lines and the dynamic bars DI33 is known for.
DI33 has an eclectic list of influences that you can hear emanating from his craft, ranging from industry lyricist heavyweights like T-Pain and Eminem to the melodically visceral hooks and pop sensibility of artists like The Dream. but DI33 also possesses his own distinctive flavors and signature sound, effectively implementing a more old school center stage flow with his charismatic lyrical outbursts, but also provides those dangerously catchy hooks and choruses that lend a more innovative and modern freshness. He has a style that successfully touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; delivering a sound that is fresh yet still identifiable, no matter which era of Hip Hop or R&B you personally favor the most. Opening track “Dope Game” (featuring CJ Forever, Laydie Roscoe, BG400 & Live Wire) is a strong introductory banger and really sets the tone for this mixtape. Starting off with a hypnotically melodic chorus that has next level melody choices, each shared verse on this track diligently showcases a very well put together multi-artist collaboration that offers up several versatile angles to deliver a style that is jam packed with freshness, swagger and intelligently crafted bars. If this is your first go-round with any of DI33’s releases, then this banger will leave quite an impression on you.
Next up on the bangers list for this record is the more in-your-face “Off With His Head” (featuring Live Wire). Hi-yaaa! This is definitely one of the tracks that dives into the more old school flavors but still possesses that more modern feel. Both rappers on this track unleash absolute fury and never waiver once the bars and measures get started. Wrap it up with a chant-worthy chorus facilitated by a charismatic beat, and this number will easily become one of your favorites. The song atmosphere matches the title, and it never strays from that path of relentlessness. You’ll be cranking this one all day.
One more noteworthy track on this record is the anthemic and hauntingly ominous “Everything” (featuring Live Wire & BG400). A song about worth, determination and sacrifices, this powerful song is a next level anthem that encapsulates DI33’s story of coming up as a rapper and knowing the grind it takes to make things happen. While a lot of artists write and reflect with this very concept in their music, DI33 serves it up with much more conviction. It’s a track that will make you think, perceive, and inspire those on a similar path. This song demonstrates DI33’s realness, and anyone that gives it a listen will undoubtedly agree.
Most Hated mixtape is definitely one that will get the most love. It’s a multifaceted release that offers up something new in every song, but still maintains a cohesive and consistent flow throughout the record’s duration. It’s also a release that’ll easily entice you to dive deeper into DI33’s discography, be it past releases or future ones. Regardless, this will easily become one of your favorite Hip Hop records of 2023. You can listen to it now on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and any other digital music streaming platform.
•Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1YW17O0lacrkF8PwJi7bjC?si=VnF3mepTT4S5LJgVtvprpA