“Sex N Money” by “Dez Da Rapper” is a song that brings about a unique meeting of genres in a way that seems all at once nostalgic and previously unheard. “Dez Da Rapper ” is a magnificent musician who is from Florida. Furthermore, the leading voice of this amazing singer is one that comes soaked in gravelly authenticity. All in all, there’s something fresh about the sound, and that’s a valuable trait. It is amazing how Dez Da Rapper offers his raps to the audience out there with a great vibe.
There’s something very specific about Dez Da Rapper ’s creative use of synths; sometimes retro – old school game-like – sometimes seemingly brand new. It brings about a particular sound and energy that you can’t really compare to anything else. On the one hand, there’s this gentle and dreamlike riff; delicate, minimal in its use of notes, and memorable in the way that any ambient melody should be. On the other hand, there’s this distorted, twisted, alternative synth, throbbing in the backdrop, adding an almighty touch of hip hop and creating what is essentially something completely new and compelling to listen to.
The track surrounds you with appropriately heavy musicality and emotion. The melody for this moment, this hook, as it were, is notably less intricate than the verses, and this makes for an unusual structuring choice. The lines featured within the verses have a certain energetic nature to them, the simplicity of the opening lines, followed by the fuller, more detailed and expressive sentences. All of this leads ferociously into the hook, at which point there’s a distinct level of further space surrounding the lines, and there’s a slight drop in intensity – the emotion comes through with power; this melancholy, deeply reflective, questioning moment.
When you listen to it loud, which you should – the music has power. The track is addictive in the feeling it gives you as everything storms into place. The final third is loaded with every bit of fire and rap passion possible, yet it comes as this complete, effective wave of energy. It’s a professionally, skillfully, creatively collected group of sounds and samples that might not otherwise have seemed likely to work, but they do. They work beautifully. The thickness of the music surrounds you and at full volume, the experience is otherworldly.