HZU (pronounced Hee-soo) is a LA-based Korean-American artist who caught my eye because of his introduction to me. He said he loved the taglines and things that I use when I write about music. That means a lot. Now, let’s put the positive feedback aside and talk music for real.
HZU’s “Shame” features Tony Driftin and showcases the rapper’s storytelling abilities. Taking influence from the Steve McQueen movie of the same name, “Shame” delves headfirst into sex addiction and the repercussions that come from being an untreated sex addict. We get to see the damage. In some ways, it reminds me of True God’s “Addictions” from 371 because he’s blunt with regards to his need/desire to sex as much as possible. And like True, HZU does it in a lyrical enough way that gets my attention. It’s a dark track, but one that’s as necessary as “Addictions” was for True. Check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.