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The He Did EP

by Coolzey

He Did 04:56
Mentality 04:55
Funny Rappaz 03:55


Hip Hop Connection
March, 2007
Single of the Month
“Though aligned with a clutch of backpack rappers and indie rockers, Des Moines farm kid Coolzey grabs the scratches/intelligent sideward lyricism steez by the lapels with a little more straightforwardness. Crucially, he also tolerates nothing below massively fun production. The first sign of potential greatness is the clarity within 'Mentality'; after professing daily disgust for mediocre rappers he drops the gem of advice "Take women fro instance: the minute that you stop sweatin' 'em/Man, you'll be gettin' 'em". For those not built like Fif', this man speaks the truth. Throw in help from cool-as-whisky-slugging bluegrass dude William Elliott Whitmore on the atmospheric epic "Trees and Dirt" and you're suddenly rolling so lovely.”

The He Did EP is the first in a series of EPs by Coolzey released at the beginning of 2007. The beat production on the album was entirely by Coolzey, and some of the scratches. The rest of the turntablism was handled by DJ Fedup. Guest appearances include Animosity on Funny Rappaz, and William Elliott Whitmore on Trees and Dirt. Recorded and mastered in Iowa City @ Tucker Burnes Recording. The art was by Gary Feingold. This album represents the birth and adolescent life of the first trilogy of Coolzey EPs.


released April 2, 2007

PRODUCER: Zachary Lint
ENGINEER:Tucker Burnes




Coolzey Fairfield, Iowa

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt are the foundation. Growth tempered by alternative era rock influence. This along with a love for the juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world allow for a wide, unpredictable arsenal ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop. ... more

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