There’s something addictively fresh about this latest release from artist and rapper Zee. From the very first moment, the high quality and character of the production is crystal clear, and as the vocals come into play, this creatively structured yet undeniably focused piece of music and lyricism unfolds. The opening simplicity of those distorted bass notes sets a humble yet effective scene within which the upcoming, leading voice can completely thrive and overwhelm its audience.
The style and swagger of that leading vocal is on point, the tone of voice, the confidence, the underlying message – the sound has rhythm and power and showcases a constantly evolving, ever capable lyricist and performer. The structure of the track pays tribute to that minimalist element in a way, there’s an abundance of creativity in terms of the layout – the arrangement of the lyrics, the verses, the hook – but for the most part the whole thing has been very cleverly crafted so as to draw your focus to the flawless finish of it all and the strength and energy of those vocal parts.
The hook takes hold from the second you hear it, and Zee is, without doubt, a rapper with an intense and memorable sound and flow. My Team strikes as something of a smash hit from yesteryear, or an underground, independent revevlation – the kind of discovery that makes all the searching seem worthwhile.
Miles ahead of many of the less precise or less skillful performances surrounding it within the independent world of hip-hop, My Team has been composed, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered to the utmost highest quality, and the result is mighty. HUMAN’s production on the track is irreplaceable and this is genuinely a stand out collaboration between two creators. As if the quality and character of the release didn’t speak for itself, the track has already amassed in incredible 226,000 streams on Soundcloud, the link to which is embedded below. Make sure you play it loud.