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Review: Dij Troit – ‘Coolin’ In The Summer’

by admin August 26, 2020

Review: Dij Troit – ‘Coolin’ In The Summer’

A seventeen-year-old rapper from the bustling streets of Atlanta, Georgia, Dij Troit was born in Detroit where he first began to craft his sound. A young talent who has been making music since the seventh grade, Dij Troit has developed an intense passion for the craft, refining and evolving his sound from those who came before him. Like most aspiring rappers, he took his first step by writing poetry, eventually adding beats and melodies to the words as they came to him.

A student of music in general, his inspirations come from all across the globe, creating a diverse sound that stems from the legendary Atlanta Trap scene. While still young, Dij Troit has already begun creating his legacy on Soundcloud, releasing his latest fifteen-track mix into the world in the form of ‘Coolin’ In The Summer’.

A diverse new release, ‘Coolin’ In The Summer’ opens with hustled street sounds and a mumbled opening line that is balanced by light keys loosely arranged into an upbeat melody. As the aptly named ‘Intro’ continues, Dij Troit’s flow comes into focus along with a rapid series of beats that add more grit to the track. It’s a rough, but an entertaining track that announces Dij Troit in style, offering shades of both classic and future rap sounds along with that ever-present bravado that is impossible to shake from the genre.

Sticking to the piano backing, second track ‘My Own’ treads a more eclectic and staggered flow, offering a creative layered sound that resonates with authenticity and style. Brilliantly illustrating his influences and diverse styles, third cut ‘No Jumper’ offers a more subdued tone, focusing its energies on Dij Troit’s controlled flow and a brief snippet of Spongebob Squarepants. It’s a tense, dramatic tone that goes against his previous anthemics, but it also works brilliantly, creating a textured and evolved sound that takes no prisoners.

The more you listen to the album, the more diverse the sounds become, offering collaborative efforts with Cambeezy, Enlighten Pro, and Donosin to name just a few. Their inclusions bring some creative flair to the mixes, creating a more universal sound, while Dij Troit’s solo work maintains it’s heavy, dynamic sound, cutting through the hip-hop soundscapes with power and precision. Closing numbers like ‘Blow Out The Speakers’ and ‘Look At My Wrist’ showcase a final flourish of shifting range, bringing more electronic influences and deft creative touches to light, ending the proceedings with style and a lingering sense of self.

An impressive and enduring illustration of his talents, there’s something for everyone in ‘Coolin’ In The Summer’, serving up a powerful introduction to a young talent on the rise. The new mix is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, Tidal, and more. Be sure to also follow Dij Troit on his social media pages below to make sure you never miss a release.

Score: 8/10

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