Chicago rapper Dreezy has been around only a few years, but in that time she blew up for a remix of “Chiraq” and was on Common’s Nobody’s Smiling. At the end of the 2015 she dropped From Now On, a five track EP which was entirely produced by Metro Boomin and Southside. It is an absolute banger and Dreezy comes through with energetic and hard hitting verses.
On “Juice,” the opening shot on this EP, Dreezy claims that “2Pac is alive” and that she is the “living proof.” The instrumentation knocks and Dreezy attacks the beat, though it feels like a warm-up for the rest of the EP. “Money Printer” is so good, Dreezy dominates the track and the beat is a slapper. Her flow is liquid in nature, sliding around and fitting in the pocket, then it comes out and downpours on certain rhymes and phrases. “I been working on my body, but I stay with a heavy. And you know we keep that weight, this shit could turn into belly.”
“Serena” features Dej Loaf, who I don’t particularly care for, and is the most radio “friendly” song on here. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just does not take any risks. Still it bangs and has a great hook. "Nonstop” is so nasty! The beat is ridiculous and the switch up is fantastic. Dreezy bodies the track with her flow and ferocity. “From Now On” rounds out the EP with a more laid back feel.
From Now On start to finish is an extremely enjoyable listen. Metro and Southside put together instrumentals that were interesting and fit Dreezy’s aesthetic. Dreezy came hard over each song, she put in work and came through with a cohesive and fun project.
by Addison Garry (@addisonagarry)