Review: Lemzi (@lemziartist) ‘Autumnal Aura’ EP

lemzi-iahhI came across UK Hip Hop artist, ‘LEMZI’ from Leyton­stone, on hear­ing he has released a new EP entitled, ‘Autum­nal Aura’ I decided to check it out. Released on 24th Novem­ber 2016, it’s a fusion of Hip-Hop, Jazz and blues, con­tain­ing a mix­ture of social com­ment­ary, intro­spect­ive ideas with mel­low vibes through­out the 5 track plus bonus EP.

Sit­ting listen­ing to this EP I felt like I was going for a walk in the park men­tally, it was a breath of fresh air for the ears. Set­ting the scene, begin­ning with a pray­er, the mood is set to pos­it­iv­ity and grat­it­ude at a point where I was try­ing to get more in tune with my own spir­itu­al self it spoke to me. The intro, ‘Word Vomit’ (Prod. By The Deli) was upbeat and happy, a col­lec­tion of thoughts.

‘Across the Pond / Close to Home (Prod. By Nymano)’ has a more chilled out vibe as it touches on the sens­it­ive top­ic of police bru­tal­ity and the need for the solid­ar­ity of people. Due to the pace of this track, I feel like it echos the com­mon­ness of these tra­gic occur­rences so much so it’s part of every­day life, but the same pace also echos the sad­ness and injustice.  It’s a real wake up call to real­ity and real issues.

‘Strivers’ (Feat. Tells) (Prod. By Billy the Producer/Genjutsu) anoth­er chilled out track, writ­ten for the ‘Strivers but also strictly for the Vibers’ to keep alive. Slightly dif­fer­ent rhyme pat­tern, fits the instru­ment­al per­fectly. Aspir­ing for high­er things in life, soul­ful motiv­a­tion to keep going until we no ‘longer see the light of day’ and the import­ance of dreams to keep us going.

You 2oo (Inter­lude by Sad­hguru & Broth­er Rich) (Prod. By K The Infin­ite) — real talk on love and rela­tion­ships, delving into how much neg­at­iv­ity exists in soci­ety but there is not enough focus on love, a true reflec­tion on our cur­rent state of soci­ety. I really enjoyed the inter­lude, pure words of wis­dom as if the oth­er tracks had­n’t already made you reflect on life then this will.

Import­ance  — a track which touches on solitude and some­thing which I think many artists can relate to when try­ing to make their music. Really enjoyed the flow on this. Remind­ing us that we are all import­ant.

When I was left feel­ing like I didn’t have enough there was the ‘15ish to spare’ (Feat. Inferno) (Prod. By Adim Prod) bonus final track.

Eleg­antly  soul­ful, thought pro­vok­ing Ep, full of real truths and pos­it­ive mes­sages.

LEMZI’s new EP  “Autum­nal Aura” It can be streamed and down­loaded for free in its entirety from Check it out!!

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Faizah Cyanide

Faizah Cyanide

Faizah works in clin­ic­al research by pro­fes­sion and has been an avid Hip Hop lov­er since the early 90’s, hav­ing cre­ated her own Hip Hop event, ‘Breakin’ Bound­ar­ies’ in the early 2000’s which was pre­dom­in­antly based around the concept of bboy battles, she has worked with sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al events pro­moters and dan­cers to inspire oth­ers through this art­form.

About Faizah Cyanide

Faizah Cyanide
Faizah works in clinical research by profession and has been an avid Hip Hop lover since the early 90's, having created her own Hip Hop event, 'Breakin' Boundaries' in the early 2000's which was predominantly based around the concept of bboy battles, she has worked with several international events promoters and dancers to inspire others through this artform.