Around this time last year, when Frank Ocean and The Weeknd were buzzing, my patna @Tebzphsics hit me up, telling me to download this new kat’s music. He was like “Yo, young, you need to check out this kat from Atlanta (born in Swaziland), named “Muzi”. As soon as Tebz hit me up, I hit the link and got the mixtape ‘Somnolence’ and I never looked back.
As soon as I heard the music, I searched for him on Facebook, and thank God I found him. I hit him up and showed love, biggin’ him up. I told him a lil’ about myself and my homie @CassperNyovest. I suggested the two collabo, as Cassper was a fan himself. You will be happy to know that a few emails have been exchanged between Muzi and Cassper’s camp and a collabo is on its way. It’s a timing thing, but once that is right, then its game time.
Muzi is an exceptional artists. I don’t know what more to say than the boy is on his way to the top. He kinda reminds me of a mix between Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Perhaps, its because he came out just after them? Or perhaps I just find that he gives me a perfect balance of the two? In no way am I taking away from Muzi’s talent, just stating that he gives me the same feeling two of my fav artists do, if not more.
This was the first song I heard from him, and I knew this guy was going to be BIG.
This is what DJBooth.net had to say about the mixtape, Somnolence II
Muzi - Somnolence Vol. II
Production: Shoden!1, guitars by Tony Reyes
Lead Single: Cardiac Kid
Last July, we introduced the world to Atlanta buzzmaker Muzi and his free album Somnolence. Now, a little more than a year later, we are re-introducing the singer/songwriter with sequel projectSomnolence Vol. II. Produced in-full by Paul “Shoden!1” Sheehy, the 14-track LP features previously-released single Cardiac Kid. Guitars come courtesy of the talented Tony Reyes, while the lone guest appearence on Vol. II is frequent collaborator Novel (see “Celebrate” or “Heat The Night”). ”
I uploaded Art Of War because its the 2nd song on the album, and it goes HARD. “Young Shaka Zulu”. I hope to get in some work with Muzi and his whole team.
Muzi is somewhat of a mysterious figure. His protected Twitter account even stumped the experienced stalker that I am. All I wanted to do is to insert Muzi into the music boo roster that Frank Ocean vacated. I guess it wasn’t mean to be. But what I do know is that Muzi is an Atlanta based artist who released Somnolence Vol. II as a follow up to the free album he released last year. The Shoden!1 produced project is an impressive experimental album meshing stripped down R&B with enthralling electronic music.
Here’s a link my friend sent to me. Those who know me know how I feel about freestyle rap battles these days. Terrible, boring, and exhausting. It’s really just a reason to talk about how you fucked your opponents wife, mother, and sister. To top it all off, it’s done acapella with a thousand losers screaming anytime they think something’s remotely clever. Add on the track record of battle MC’s in the record industry and you got a big waste of time and gigabits. But at least we got this funny video!!