TaZzZ – “Shutdown” (featuring Immi & DJ Surinder Rattan)

Burban, Grime, Hip Hop, Rap, UK Asian

Score: 8.1

Apart from the needless Chelsea references from TaZzZ (seriously, people, it’s all about Liverpool), he returns with a bang as “Shutdown” proves to be an irrepressible anthem – and possibly TaZzZ’s best offering thus far. DJ Surinder Rattan delivers an incredible instrumental, allowing TaZzZ to flow with well-considered bars. Immi’s vocals are on point, and the two shun the need for a chorus, opting instead to let their DJ do his thing in the alloted space. The self-proclaimed “lyrical supremacy” is a bit hyperbolic, but hey this is hip hop – sometimes you just need to shout your message from the rooftops. Considering this is a free download, you need to go get this shit. ASAP. (Reviewed by Jesal)

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Immi – “Fire” (featuring TaZzZ)

Burban, Grime, Hip Hop, Rap, UK Asian

Score: 6.1

The interesting thing about TaZzZ is that innate ability to create his own universe. He constantly cross-references his own music, inviting both the listener and other artists into his own world. Clearly he’s pretty tight with Immi, an throwback MC who isn’t technically brilliant but has bags of character alongside a naturally distinctive voice. “Fire” is an interesting effort: well-sequenced, energetic and it bangs pretty hard. Sure, the chorus and bars aren’t anything special, but altogether it’s solid enough. (Reviewed by Jesal)

TaZzZ – “Jhoom (Steel Banglez Remix)”

Burban, Dubstep, Grime, Hip Hop, Rap, UK Asian

Score: 6.0

Strange one here from TaZzZ and his cohorts. The beat is quirky and full of character – it may not necessarily be for everyone, but it has a subtle sparkle and a focus on melody above all. The sequencing also jumps all over the place, taking you by surprise in a most welcome way. However, the MC’s involved don’t really appear to be giving their all: TaZzZ does a solid enough job, but it’s not quite on par with some of his previous efforts; Words Ali has lyrics to burn, not to mention character, but seems a touch subdued; Immi has a great natural voice but the bars don’t do it justice this time round… And then, at 2:26 Raxstar pops up and for approximately 26 seconds straight rips the track, owns it and subsequently walks away with it. We don’t like to say it, but this would have been significantly better if this has been from the Luton MC alone. (Reviewed by Rahul)

TaZzZ – “Jhoom”

Bhangra, Burban, Dance, Garage, Grime, Hindi, Hip Hop, Rap, UK Asian

Score: 6.2

TaZzZ pulls a slightly sneaky one here, although it is well within his rights to do so – naturally, he provides the beat, but on his opening verse, he also steals the show with the most energetic and translatable verse on display. The beat itself is solid as opposed to spectacular, but it has an undeniable brute charm. The guest MC’s are variable: Words Ali is a good lyricist, but doesn’t seem vocally suited to this particular instrumental (at the very least, the sample could have been lowered in volume to accommodate his voice); anchorman Immi actually comes across best in some ways, his commanding demeanour grabbing the track by the scruff of the neck. All in all, it’s pretty good, but perhaps just misses that lasting appeal. (Reviewed by Rahul)

Jhoom (feat. Words Ali, Menis & immi) - Single - Tazzz