TaZzZ – “Long Overdue (Featuring Words Ali)”

Burban, Hindi, Hip Hop, Rap, UK Asian

Score: 8.3

Damn fine effort from Words Ali here. “Long Overdue” lives up to the hype, as we find the lyricist dovetailing superbly with one of the most perfectly understated instrumentals TaZzZ has helmed thus far. Both the beat and Ali’s vocals have a truly hypnotic quality that leaves you reaching for the replay button as soon as the brief 3:16 number is up. The MC in particular has a genuinely interesting voice, with quirky inflections and impressive flows, and he plays off the subtleties of the music so cleverly that it will take a few listens to reveal the various layers. Quite brilliant. (Reviewed by Jesal)

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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