Loading...
 

Record Review: Quezz

'Enjoy.' has the markings of a street classic

IMG 90331(1) (2)
Photo credit: Get Money Music Group
HAND IN IT ALL: Quezz flexes and feels on ‘Enjoy.’

Two years removed from his previous mixtape, Honest, Clayton County rapper Quezz returns with an impressive six-track EP, Enjoy. Quezz, born Marquez Young, navigates the record with the finesse of a tenured artist. Creative flexes such as “My fingertips stained from counting’ these dirty dollars” from the intro track “Fingertips” sound like quotable lines from a Future or Playboi Carti record. Even when Quezz tones down the bravado on tracks like “Wishes on Me,” the sincerity in his delivery makes simple lines such as “You’re so close, but you’re so far away/Tomorrow ain’t promised, I could die today” strike an emotional chord reminiscent of a Lil Baby record. Atlanta’s influence on Enjoy. is undeniable, and Quezz doubles down on current trends without merely regurgitating them. With a compelling performance that oozes personality, the record carves out its own lane. The you-should-know-by now swagger of the lyrics, “As long as it’s printed, you know I’mma get it/You know how I rock,” on the Young Kevo-assisted “Rock” lightheartedly airs personal accounts of running to the store with food stamps and discovering his home burglarized after school. On “Hand In It All,” Quezz’s candor and transparency shine through poignant lyrics such as “I know it ain’t promised or ain’t guaranteed/I know just by saying free him ain’t gon’ make him free.” Complimented by thumping production from Tone Deaf and Mike D Exclusive, Enjoy. is a tour de force that bears the markings of a street classic. ★★★★☆

★★★★★ This album will change your life | ★★★★☆ A truly great album | ★★★☆☆ A solid effort, worth a listen | ★★☆☆☆ No thanks | ★☆☆☆☆ Don't bother



More By This Writer

Article

Monday April 6, 2020 01:37 pm EDT
The Eastside artist embraces his duality with a fiery new record | more...

Article

Tuesday March 3, 2020 02:25 pm EST

THURSDAY, MARCH 5


TRIGGER HIPPY, Aisle 5. Returning soon after their December 2019 appearance, the revamped Trigger Hippy features ex-Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman (who recently penned a book about his time and misadventures with the band) and Nashville bassist Nick Govrik, now joined by lead singer and occasional sax player Amber Woodhouse. The result is soulful, bluesy, and...

| more...

Article

Monday March 2, 2020 02:54 pm EST
Intense new music brings the duo face to face with their demons | more...

Article

Tuesday February 4, 2020 11:57 am EST
Management duo Wealthy in Ambition talks building something worthwhile | more...

Article

Friday January 3, 2020 12:42 pm EST
Get ready for these highly anticipated records | more...
Search for more by Joshua Robinson