Ray DeeZy put out another sequel to his No Love Lost series Friday, titled No Love Lost 3: Give Me My Flowers.
“It’s very mixtape-ish,” DeeZy told the City Paper. “[It’s] very freestyle heavy, going back to that forgotten grimy hip-hop sound, but still delivering strong subject matter.”
The latest EP starts with “Reaganomics(The Irony),” a politically-minded takedown of Ronald Reagan’s economic strategy in the ’80s that negatively impacted many Black and poor Americans. DeeZy sounds more focused than ever, spending his words on the blunt facts.
No Love Lost 3 has plenty of DeeZy’s trademarks all over it. “Buffet’s Before Corona” is a sample-heavy beat and is full of DeeZy’s lyrical persona. “Are We There Yet??” takes a moment to hit a regular theme for DeeZy: mental health. Through the song, the rapper talks about working through the death of his friend, and popular music scene videographer, Drew Gardner.
The EP is a teaser of DeeZy’s upcoming full-length, which he plans to release it on 4/20.
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