Beezy's offering his second album/mixtape for free download over at www.mc-beezy.com. Production comes from a staggering list of dubstep & grime talent, including Kromestar, Cluekid, Cotti, Plastician, Shotz from OT, Danny Weed from Roll Deep.
"A Day in the Life" features several persy-ingles. "Say Yes" is a intoxicating sexual tale of seduction, with a hooky chorus. "Mr Dingaling" is the complete opposite: a dirty, flithy romp with hooks built from porn-samples. "You like that dontcha?!!" By contrast "My Documentary" is an introspective journey that sees a mournful Plastician beat artfully vocalled. Oh and it's the first studio tune to namecheck, um, me. Hold tight my ego.
I like Beezy; I like liking him because he divides people and winds up purists. Yet I return to his music time and time again. Each of his releases are better and stronger, such that his storytelling of dark violent encounters and twisted sexual episodes get yet more vivid and also, in their extremity, quite funny.
2008 should be Beezy's breakthrough year. He has another album, "Lost in Translation," in the can, featuring beats from Skream, Benga, Cyrus, Distance, Hijak, Coki and Lewi White. Beezy has a talent for getting quality album-productions out of producers who are often dancefloor focused. "Thoughts in Retrospect" is a bouncy, Benga-produced reggae-roller. "Snapshots of a Glass Portal" is Distance in stripped back, minimal mode.
Watch out for these, and Beezy the Twisted Story Teller, in 2008.