Metro Zu‘s Heaven mixtape/album is incredibly long. If you listened to the whole thing you’re a trooper. And you’ve also heard 77 awesome songs. I’m not a trooper in all parts of my life, but I am when it comes to dope music. “PXSH RVIDXRZ” is one of the standout tracks on Heaven wherein Lofty of the Zu and Denzel Curry of Raider Klan (who I recently interviewed) go over a Keyboard Kid beat that sounds something like Kraftwerk on lean. Very cool stuff.
Freebase of Metro Zu directed the above video for “PXSH RVIDXRZ.” It’s like a very trippy dream about being in class. And it’s very green. Denzel and Lofty aren’t the only rappers who show up in this. There are some cameos by other Florida rappers as students of Pimpology. One time I talked with Lofty on skype and he passed on some advice to me that an old pimp once gave him. Lofty has hella pimp knowledge, guys. I’m serious. If anyone is qualified to teach Pimpology it’s Lofty305.
Even for someone like me who spends oodles of time online listening to rap and watching rap videos (i.e, me), it can be hard to keep up with the output of hardworking kids like Lofty and the rest of Metro Zu. The “PXSH RVIDXRZ” video is merely a few days old, and Lofty ALREADY has a new video out. Below is Lofty’s “Death Cumz” video, an R&B track off his upcoming Intimacy 2 project. The first Intimacy is super wavy and I’m psyched to hear a follow-up to it. “Death Cumz” is a love song, but one of my favorite kind of love songs (or any kind of song really): one about death.
Lofty’s sense of humor is something I’ve appreciated ever since I heard dude sing “take me underneath the waterfall…” on the Metro Zu Mink Rug tape. He’s great at making these ridiculous metaphors both dead serious and funny at the same time. The whole message of “Death Cumz” is like that: “even when death cumz, our love will go on…” No, Lofty is not a trained singer by any means. But, he is so confident in his singing that he really swags it out. My favorite moment in the video is Lofty surrounded by what looks like the lighting the Emperor shoots out his fingers in Return Of The Jedi.
I’ve been following Metro Zu’s music for a while now and I’m happy they’re blowing up. As Future might say: They deserve it. If you are just getting into the Zu now don’t worry. I’m sure they’ll be putting out nonstop great music for a long time.- Nick Vogt