New Music: Bizarre “Friday Nights at St. Andrews”
Detroit lyricist Bizarre drops his third album “Friday Nights at St. Andrews,” an ode to a popular Detroit club night of the ’90s, ripped with stone-cold realism.
On the first single “Believer.” Bizzare is introspective, revisiting the loss of his childhood friend and bandmates Proof and Bugz and the destitute conditions surrounding him in Detroit, with evenly paced melancholic delivery.
Detroit Michigan home of the broke dreams, abandoned houses, known crack fiends./Ain’t no salary/ they done closed down the plants/Greenfield and Puritan I’m staying with my aunt/Who gon’ give me a ride/Who gon’ take me to school/Who gon’ help mama out when daddy actin’ a fool./The D, Watching my people get slaughtered/ Hurricane Katrina without the water.
The track features Cali-rap legend Tech N9ne who adds uptempo swing in the thick of it with his practiced skills.
“Rap’s Finest” is straight-up Detroit, with ill spitters Kuniva, 7 Da General, Red Man and Royce Da 5 9 weighing in heavy and raw, taking it from the east side to the west side. Nate Walka, Red Man, Nipsy Hussle, Yelawolf and Honorable C-Note are also featured on the album.
“Friday Nights at St. Andrews” drops May 18. (AVJ Records.)