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Moozlie’s Spirit Of An OG fails to authentically showcase her originality

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Moozlie’s highly anticipated album, Spirit Of An OG, sees the 28-year-old rapper attempting to replicate 90s hip-hop by merging old rhythms with new-age lyrics.

Moozlie’s album, Spirit Of An OG, was released on Friday, 18 December 2020, and has purposefully tried to emulate hip-hop sounds of the late 80s and early 90s era. Although the intention of the album is largely apparent, it comes across as forced and sometimes unauthentic.

Spirit Of An OG was meant to showcase Moozlie’s old-soul musicality, which is said to represent arguably the greatest sub-genre of hip-hop – gangsta rap. Many of the songs on the album tend to imitate that era and sound too closely, instead of taking on a modern twist that would be more original to her as an artist.

This is largely seen in the first half of the album, where snare drums and basses are used to bring about the 90s hip-hop sound, which can be likened to artists such as Will Smith, Notorious B.I.G or LL Cool J. Unfortunately, Spirit Of An OG fails to showcase the originality of Moozlie’s sound, but hopefully, her future projects will highlight her unique and distinct repertoire.

The album is available for purchase on Apple Music.

Listen to Spirit Of An OG below.

Sayushka Naidoo
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