Madison, New Jersey’s Dzh is a double threat, boasting sharp skills as both a rapper and producer. Beginning with engaging early projects like his 2019 debut Under This Hoodie and 2020’s The Durag Tape, the artist carved a niche for himself as a rising voice from the East Coast to watch. Now, he has returned with a brand new full length album called Dante’s Inferno, an appropriately blazing album that showcases his versatile skills.
From the get-go, this album displays remarkably quick-witted wordplay and a powerful, sharp flow that demands the listener’s attention. Opener “INFERNO” sets the tone and showcases what makes Dzh such a captivating emcee, as he weaves together dynamic rhyme patterns atop the exhilarating instrumentation. Then, tracks like “1999” and “RELYING ON ME” slow down the pace and take on a more introspective mood, adding dynamics to the LP. Later album cuts like “ELEVEN WALNUT STREET” find Dzh floating atop airy, immersive boom-bap production, while closer “A PROMISE KEPT” pairs beautifully uplifting instrumentation with poised lyrical flows. Across this album, Dzh offers an engagingly versatile, sonically gripping set of songs that imprint themselves upon the listener’s memory for days. One can only look forward to what may come next from the New Jersey artist, considering the engaging sound he presents here.
Listen to ‘Dante’s Inferno’ here: