Hot Dizzy takes on a smooth and lightly dark hip hop beat for My Hitta (Edited), laying upon it his own unique style of lyricism and performance – the likes of which teeter somewhere between rap and melody. The track feels like a retro RnB release at first, the hook introduces things, and as the track grows the story-line and concept become a little clearer.
For the most part the song feels like a freestyle, a single moment of expression – particularly the final verse. The way in which the hook is presented has a definite twang of something memorable about it; you recognise this each time, there’s something quite haunting and recognisable about the notes chosen and the vocal performance style at this moment. The delivery is confident, to the point of offering up a sense of swagger on occasion. This continues throughout the close to five minute long single. This meeting of the spoken word and the melodic evolves into a literal back and forth between the two, so you get the attitude of creatively free, street-style hip hop, as well as a touch of something mildly theatrical and characterful. The more you listen, the more that Hot Dizzy approach to vocal performance and story-telling sinks in as his.
There’s a touch of ongoing contrast throughout the piece in that that backing track continues on the same trajectory at all times, only the beat itself pauses intermittently. This helps keep a constant in among the soundscape, a smoothness that stays the same, and all the while the free-flowing, out pouring of the lyrics and the changing melody creates a completely different force of energy and personality. Meanwhile the artist returns to that hook every time, keeping the thread alive. The concept definitely offers hip hop fans a touch of insight into the life of the artist.