DZK - East Coast Devil
First impressions, as we know, are everything – and my first impression of this Booth newcomer came in the form of an official bio which contained the line, “If Hell had a synchronized swimming squad, DZK would be the one sniffing their swimsuits after practice.” I think I speak for all of us when I say, “What?!” The artist’s personal, uh, habits aside, though, you could hardly ask for a better second impression than new mixtape leak East Coast Devil, which finds the Virginian up-and-comer showcasing his mic skills over the slow-rolling, street-certified boardwork of longtime Booth favorite XV [for Kingsmen Productions]. While DZK’s main focus here is on trashing the many (in his opinion) mediocre artists that plague today’s music game, he also finds time to address his penchant for popping pain pills (don’t you dare compare him to Eminem, though!) and threaten to toss his enemies into Lil Kim‘s man-eating vagina. Yes, really. If the lyrical aggression and perverse wit this rising star showcases here leave you intrigued, keep it locked for the latest on his The Intertainer mixtape, which has yet to receive a solid release date.