Some people think that it doesn’t take all that much to be a rapper: a decent vocabulary, interesting wordplay, and most importantly, an unflappable amount of charisma — to say nothing of production and other various factors. But it’s not that easy, and even harder still if you’re an alternative artist. RMZ Keez NataS proved with his debut single “On Lock” that you can be, what some might call, an awkward artist for the mainstream, with a left-field attitude, and still pull off a totally believable impression for the masses. Basically, if you’ve got the balls to truly control the mic — not as common as you might think — you can make a splash in the hip-hop world.
And it’s primarily for this reason that the artist and writer from RoMeZHooD RevolutionaryMotivationZone, will be moving towards success outside of his niche group of fans. RMZ Keez NataS – the cousin of one half of the popular Birmingham Rap Group ‘Lotto Boyzz’, and also the cousin of award-winning actor and singer Matt Henry, showcases charisma and character.
He lifts his stories of struggles and troubles into a higher level of consciousness. His latest set of singles – “Demon Bones (Stay on Your Throne)” and “Mannequins” deliver liquid flows and remarkable production.
RMZ Keez NataS makes music that does fit under the indie rap umbrella, but he is growing to cover such a wide range of concepts and sounds that he cannot be caged into any general category like those listed above.
And while RMZ Keez NataS, can be pegged as strong storyteller who undeniably shines throughout his songs, spinning realistic tales of life, the production too is what makes these songs so different from the usual Hip-hop releases. For one, “Demon Bones (Stay on Your Throne)” shows off a funky dance floor beat which the artist rides with a smooth nonchalance, capturing the mood perfectly.
As you hear the beautiful synthesizer and bass fueled beat and RMZ Keez NataS dropping lines like “everything’s corrupt, you know you’ve got to learn” or “rise to the top, don’t you ever bow down”, you come to appreciate just how perfect these rhymes match the music. It is these nuanced idiosyncrasies that makes this song one of the best of the artist’s freshly born catalogue.
The lyrics on “Mannequins” paint a compelling picture and flow with directness and clarity. RMZ Keez NataS’ delivery combines with the music to creep up and hit the heart and mind in unexpected ways. If this is your first experience with RMZ Keez NataS, this is as good a place to start as any.
As peer-level artists lose their heads to wealth and fame paranoia, RMZ Keez NataS keeps it real by delivering rhymes firmly rooted in the grim reality of the everyday. Repeated listens unveil a deeper side of the artist—a complexity in both its lyrics and beat. RMZ Keez NataS is quickly getting better and better, and it won’t be long before he starts bumping that OG shit off of my playlist completely.