FMB DZ ft. Rio da Yung OG – High Speed
Rio and DZ showing that the grind doesn’t stop just for a quarantine or a stay at home order.
My favorite rapper from late 2017/2018 linking up with my favorite rapper from 2019 (and 2020 so far).
FMB DZ is flowing with such urgency over this beat. “I’m not a rapper I’m a motherfucking street nigga. If you ain’t tryna get no money I can’t eat with ya.”
“I’m out West with it, with my Vatos, me and Chino counting $50,000 eating tacos”
I just started bumping ‘The Gift 3’ and there are a whole bunch of bangers on it so far, definitley FMB DZ’s best work in a while; he’s spitting with high intensity on this.
I love the transition from DZ to Rio with DZ using that wierd effect on his voice and then Rio casually walking into the restaurant (LA Coney Island).
Before we even get to Rio’s verse, let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that this man just dropped a great album, ‘City on My Back,’ then released a dope track with RMC Mike and Lil E (Still Spice Talkin’) and now still had enough gas left in the tank to release ANOTHER classic verse here as a feature on FMB DZ’s album. This guy is rap’s iron man he literally doesn’t stop.
Now let’s get back to Rio’s verse.
“Drop a nickel on your ass I got cheap killers, everybody got a body if you see them with us.”
Then Rio yet again shows that he’s probably the most inventive, ingenuous mind in rap today with this sequence where he adds bouncers to strippers as the nightclub personnel that he is a clear disdain for, comes up with a creative way of robbing a dealer in Colorado, and flexes on us by saying he doesn’t need to use a mask when he’s robbing because he’s an out of towner.
“I’m in the club with some shit that will drop a bouncer, robbed a bow man in Colorado, made him climb a mountain. I even robbed a coke man for an ounce of powder. I did that shit without a mask, I’m an out of towner.”
Oh, and did I mention that he has kamikaze bombers?
I also like that Rio seems to be amongst the more humble rappers in the game and doesn’t seem to have much use for stunting or flexing for social media etc. he’s just 100% about his money, consistently saying things like this…
“I didn’t act like I was rich, I was humble poor. You ain’t learn nothing when you was broke, what you struggle for?”
I’m always a sucker for rappers talking about the security at their spots…
“HD cameras on my house watching down the street. Your hemi slow as hell I’ll chase you down on feet.”
Ray Garraty said:
For me, Ape Season is better than Gift 3. G3 is looser and poppier.
I just listened to Ape Season again on your recommendation. The track itself ‘Ape Season’ is super hard I’ve been bumping it all day the last couple of days now. There were a couple of other bangers on it too. I think I had only given it one spin at the time when it came out so I’m glad you mentioned it here because now I’m feeling it. Idk which I like better, I love ‘Keep it On Me’, and ‘High Speed’ on Gift 3. Overall this is a good direction for him between Ape Season and Gift 3 since they came out in fairly quick succession, maybe I’ll try to make a mix with the best tracks from both.
How do you like Rio’s new tape City on My Back?
Ray Garraty said:
Oh, I loved City on My back. It’s more laid back and slower than his usual stuff. Apart from the usual shittalking we get a new topic here: the birth of an artist.
(I’ve just wrote on Tumblr how this video is cinematically perfect.)
I’ve listened to Ape Season 4-5 times between last night and today and I have to hand it to you you were right Ape Season is actually better, the first 4-5 tracks on it are flawless and so cohesive together
Ray Garraty said:
The Gift 3 is a watered down version of Ape Season. Ape Season is a punk rock album, actually, with songs less than 2 minutes and no hooks.
I’m with you on that, it has that punk rock propsensity for destruction and chaos, like the way he rips through each track reminds me of a thrash band. You’ve convinced me, I’ve listened to Ape Season about a dozen times over the past week and it is a better version of Gift 3, Gift 3 is good but Ape Season is great. I’m honestly surprised I overlooked it when it came out last year, I don’t know what got into me since I’m usually all in on most of FMB DZ’s work
please tell me you have a twitter, I need to find more people with similar music taste
Believe it or not I don’t, but you know what, you’re the second person that mentioned it to me recently so I’m going to stop being lazy and make one this weekend, I’ll post it back here when I make it. Thanks for checking out the site and glad you’re enjoyig the picks/sounds like you have great taste (since its similar to mine. haha)