Dee Exclsv is one of the rappers determined not to let 2020 pass them by. The Rustenburg-born rapper put out a single earlier this year featuring Manu Worldstar and heavy hitter Khuli Chana. And now he has followed it up with a 5-pack EP titled G-Park Genius.
Dee is paying homage to his home town in both the EP title and his content throughout the EP. This is a home-coming project. In true EP style, the project only has a few tracks and runs for a short period of twelve and a half minutes. With each track less than three minutes on average. The format is mixed up between two hooks and a verse and two verses without a hook. Easy to consume.
As a young rapper, Dee's pen game is nice. We get a full demonstration of this on right from the start with 2000 Hornbill Rd. Dee paints a good picture over one verse with no hooks, relaying his experiences since he got noticed. Passive Aggressive is also another joint where Dee kicks it and has fun on the mic. He raps and rhymes well wile keeping what he has to say on a surface level.
With his pen game being nice, there are some drawbacks and possible room for improvement. The storytelling, for one, still needs work. The delivery could do with a bit more polishing. The trick would be keeping that true, raw feel while without losing the audience's ear.There is also a lot of repetition on vocab through the tracks that indicates a similar frame of throught. And that's not a knock to the homie.
Dee redeems any shortcomings he may have had on the EP four tracks in, with Veggies. Still repping Geelhout Park proudly, the young rapper made sure this is easily the best track on the EP. G-Park Genius feels complete because of the way he ended it. The title track G-Park Genius takes a slow, emotional tip with Dee touching on his situation, come up and plans to make it big.
Dee put a personal touch on the EP. He tells his stories from first hand experience. Which in turn polarises his content towards being relatable to a younger audience and hardly, if at all, to an older market. But that's on each individual to test. As far as the EP goes, it's an alright listen. Good thing Dee plans to stick around for a long time.