Today, good music is hard to come by; classic albums are far and few. However, every so often one stumbles across an album that energizes the soul and rekindles the flames of inspiration and creativity that burns deep within the musician as well as the consumer. Enter Ahz thenewfaceofsound (yes this is in fact how the artist spells his name) and his latest offering “Granola Bars”, a 15 track cantata which contains a combination of Old and New School flows, artistic concepts and adroit production.
This Flint born, Atlanta bred emcee is a force to be reckoned with and would easily clobber many of his mainstream counterparts. His bars are calculated; encapsulating potent metaphors which are spread out and timed seamlessly. His delivery is nostalgic and encompasses the ebb and flow of the forefathers and mothers who provided the blueprint for the art form. The driving force behind Granola Bars is its lively production. A buffet of brain blistering beats navigates listeners through this opus and serves as the album’s centerpiece.
Granola Bars is a comprehensive album that will attract the attention of a variety of listeners. There are only a few missteps (“Is She Different”, “Cinema 93”) however; you can count Ahz to hit you with a variety of great music that will keep your head nodding. He’s an artist to get familiar with quick, and Granola Bars is a composition that should be downloaded and added to your iPhone/Android playlist.