ZillaKami- “Dog Boy” (Album Review)

ZillaKami- “Dog Boy” (Album Review)

On his solo debut, DOG BOY, City Morgue member ZillaKami does everything you would expect him to do but fails to do so in a way that makes this effort even worth listening to. From terrible songwriting to cheap production which typically sounds like City Morgue-type beats, Zilla rinses and repeats the same formula for most of an lp that’s painful to get through even at just 31 minutes. The only time the album ever really feels any bit enjoyable is during the two guest verses from Denzel Curry and Lil Uzi Vert, which is only due to the change in vocal texture that these artists provide. Even when Zilla gets something right in the form of his writing, vocals, or beat selection, every other component of the song falls flat except on the rare moments of actual quality like “631 Makes Me” and “Lemon Juice,” which are quite decent. While not all of the 15 songs embody the same head-bashing style of trap-rock that the album’s painful opening does, the attempts to make anthems that are much softer in terms of their energy feel odd and more like one-off covers than something that’s supposed to be new and original off one of the most prominent young artists in the entire rap game right now. Looking at this train wreck of an album in its entirety and on top of it being pointless in its creation, its execution is horrible as the album just feels like a watered-down City Morgue album with some very weird moments of ZillaKami trying to step out of his comfort zone.

Rating: 2.7/10

Top 5 Songs:

  1. Lemon Juice
  2. Bleach
  3. 631 Makes Me
  4. Bad*ss
  5. Space Cowboy

Written By: Mr. Fantastic

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