THE NEW BROOKLYN SOUND HAS ARRIVED
Peace Family! This write-up may come off as a bit biased due to Madwiz being a close Brother of mine, but I promise you all my sentiments surrounding this project are genuine. I originally planned to pen an extensive blog post covering this project in depth, but after a few listens I’ve realized that this project deserves to be explored, dissected, and revisited multiple times before attempting to speak on it in detail.
What I can say after spinning this record a few times is that I’m deeply proud of the piece of music that Madwiz made with this album. “718-MAD-WIZ” is a defining moment for the Brooklyn native who consistently proves time and time again how dedicated of a student he is of this culture of Hip-Hop. Over the span on 10 well crafted records, Madwiz raps from the depths of his Heart about street life, heart-break, perseverance in the face of adversity, his love for the culinary arts, and much more. With voicemails from loved ones placed all over the project, and a willingness to speak openly and in detail about his struggles as a young man, this album easily serves as Madwiz’s most personal release to date.
Humorous, brash, honest, raw, intimate, and uncensored, Wiz creates the exact album I’ve always wanted to hear from him. A human record that displays his artistry and capability as an MC to the fullest extent. A confident expression of acceptance of where his place is within the culture, and a clear statement of the artist he aspires to be moving forward. Cohesive, impressively arranged, and sonically intriguing, “718-MAD-WIZ” is Madwiz at his best. And I couldn’t be prouder.