What’s good Bird City!? The city starting to heat up, and you know we got to do the same on the Three Minute Music Review. This week we got a young up-and-comer from the Phoenix Metro area, Yung Mazerati”, and his drippy emo hit, “Moved on”. The song features an up-tempo beat with a quick snare and kick accompanying a melody that drives home the sad, disappointed, vibe that Mr. Mazerati was after. While the mix on the song, is a bit of a struggle, he’s does a great job of delivering an overall vibe and sticking to the subject of the song.
What I wanted more than anything in listening to “Moved On” was to hear Mazerati more. During the song, he’s doing something young rappers don’t typically do, telling a story. Unfortunately, Maz’s voice is drowned out by the beat. The mix doesn’t provide the clarity needed to really let this song take off. Yung Maz also doesn’t enunciate clearly in his rhymes. The hook tells a story of a past love or crush reaching out to the young emcee, and him responding that she’s out of time. I’d love to hear him deliver both the hook and his verse with more emphasis as his flow is a monotone and flat.
“Moved On” is similar to many rap songs we’ve heard from the likes of Lil Peep, Juice Wrld, and Trippie Redd. What separates him, though, is that he doesn’t abuse auto tune and does a great job of casually showing his rap ability from 1:28 to 1:40 without being too obvious or extra. Unfortunately, Mazerati lacks that differentiation in his music that makes him really stand out. On most of his songs, the cadence, and pace of his flow never changes.Additionally, the sing song style he uses sounds great, but over time the listener grows a bit weary of it, when there’s nothing to complement it.
One thing that can be said for Yung Maz’s style is that he creates some very catchy music. Over the course of writing this review, I found myself repeating the chorus during my daily travels and there’s something to be said for that. Lyrically, there isn’t a whole lot of creativity as the song is straight forward and has a lot of filler with the hook. The first verse features some solid reality raps as Yung Maz rounds out the first verse, “I’m steady chasin’ a bag/ dreamin up all of the stacks/I’m bouncin’ with all of my brothers been chasing the bag like a game of tag/I don’t got time to miss you/ I got plenty other issues/”.
Yung Mazerati is a new comer who has mastered creating melodies and now just needs to focus on increasing his lyrical depth, as well as, finding an engineer to mix his music to provide a clearer more nuanced sound. For his efforts this week on a solid song, Yung Maz is going to take home a 7 out of 10 this week from the review!! That’s all for this week, Bird City family! More heat to come next week on the Three Minute Music Review! Peace and love always, your man, Bo!