When I saw this one in my inbox, I didn’t know what to expect. Tweez’s name suggested that it’d be some swag rap without much substance. Thankfully, I’m the type of writer who looks beyond artist names and looks to the actual tracks in question. Tweez and his cohort rap their asses off, plain and simple. While doing so, they also manage to pay homage to old-school greats and modern-day legends at the same time. The beat is that perfect boombap sort of vibe and the lyrics are full of life, punchlines and even lessons.
All in all? It’s a good track, one that made me check out the rest of what Tweez had to offer. That brought me to his 2021 album, Spirit Animal, which is, in a few words, dope and inspirational at the same time. He takes me back to the days of Baltimore rappers like Mullyman. That’s to say that he’s got a hold of what makes a solid hit, but also knows what’s needed to make a lyrically-impressive track. He can bounce between mainstream sensibilities and gritty lyrical bars effortlessly.
Back to “Victory Lap,” the Nip-referencing track is one that I feel you need in your playlists if you’re looking for lyrical rap over smooth beats. Check it out below and support dope music in all its forms.