Daze The Nomad – Review

Daze The Nomad“Addiction & Overdose” by Daze The Nomad is actually a pretty upbeat record, despite what the title suggests. The hook is repetitive enough to be stuck in your head for days (believe me, I’ve been singing it for 3 days now!). Daze The Nomad comes across as a true hip-hop purist on this record. He compares his flow to drugs that the listeners are sure to become addicted to along the way.

Daze The Nomad – Addiction & Overdose

Presenting a retro and at times melodic delivery sets him apart from a lot of the redundancy that we’ve grown accustomed to hearing on a regular basis. You can really tell that he’s very selective with the words that he chooses to use in his verses. At the same time he seems to have a real knack for finding the melody within the beat. He exploits it with his tendency to break the cadence of the flow and begin harmonizing. He doesn’t have the same vocal range as say a John Legend, but he does make the most of his own vocal abilities by delivering a Lazie Bone-like quality with his higher pitched melodies.

The production on the track only adds to the retro vibe of the record. As a matter of fact, I was reminded of the Golden Era of Hip-Hop from the beginning to the end. The beat along with his voice and retro delivery brings me back to a time when A Tribe Called Quest and Leaders of The New School were in heavy rotation (by the way, Tribe’s new album is charting quite well right now!).

Daze brings a positive but very Hip-Hop message that I think his predecessors would admire. It’s actually refreshing to see an artist be themselves and not just fall into what’s trendy or what’s happening for the moment. Daze rocks the Mic with the confidence of someone who has been doing this for some time now. Another thing that I noticed was how Daze was able to get through the entire record with little to no cursing.

Overall, Daze The Nomad has a catchy little tune in his hands. If I had to add any constructive criticisms it would be to end as strong as you started, because I noticed that the first verse of the song lacked the fluidity of the second verse and bridge. It started off strong but the last few bars of the first verse seemed a little lack-luster. And as I stated earlier the hook is a bit repetitive, but in today’s hip-hop scene it’s common and respected by most.

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