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Greyskies Are Smokescreens, Vol. 1: Sizz The Truth Album Review

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Back in 2018, the Ghanaian rapper announced himself in the rap scene as one of the refreshed and authentic rappers on the come up with his debut project “The Whole Truth”, and two years on, he is back with what looks like a foundation for a franchise EP dubbed: “GREYSKIES ARE SMOKESCREENS”.

“The Whole Truth” was an introduction to the rapper’s world while this project is an insight of everyday struggles and sees the wordsmith put everyday life into dope rap music.

The 5 track EP opens with “Gabba” which is quite reminiscent of Fabolous and Jay-Z’s cult classic “Money Goes, Honey Stay”.

“If you make more commas, you make more friends,
if you no get Gabba, you see them all go. .”

Sizz keeps a listeners hooked as he paints an all-too-real presentation of the path to success over a laid-back Perry Mingle produced instrumental.

“For the Bands” brings a fitting sequel to “Gabba”. Money again is the motive! Produced by Bad Szn who he creates a hard-hitting beat, “For The Bandz”, sees the rapper breaking down the schemes of a road girl, once again showcasing his brutally honest style.

“For the bandz, she go probably give it up,
But she ain’t out here searching for no love”.

“Problems In a Red Cup” is the most soulful tune off a generally soulful project. The rapper is all in his feelings on this one, as his pen game is inked with truth, realism and pain. Offering an escape from the stress of life, the rapper seemingly puts all his pain in a red cup and drinks it away without knowing when to wake up.

Also produced by Perry Mingle, the producer’s heavy sliced drums pieced with soulful backing and melodious hum samples accommodates the rappers words in his verses. Also, smooth crooning and a catchy hook by Sizz makes the song an infectious one.

Perry Mingle takes credits for three songs off the project including the lead single “Real Dates” which is the lead single off the project.

The EP closes with “Be Yourself” – a fitting outro. The YankesPro produced joint, is undoubtedly the most lyrical offering off the project, one for the true rap heads.

“Niggas try hard to impress and get pressed about getting less press”

A hard reality about the disappointment of artistes who search for clout rather than an authentic presentation of themselves.

Overall the project is exactly what you expect from the rapper, turning everyday life into an inspiring wavy music. Presence and absence offers a useful paradigm for approaching this project. Sizz spits bars that require unpacking —we see inside his mind, but he still finds a way to keep his distance, leaving fans and listeners in a height. Greyskies Are Smokecreens is an exciting cliffhanger!

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