Listen: Tha Deadeye - 'money And The Music' Mixtape
Hard spitting Leicester MC Tha Deadeye returned to the scene this week with his brand new mixtape 'Money and The Music'. Hosted by Bang Radio's very own Mr Play, the 13-track juggernaut juxtaposes hard lyrics with light melodic samples, tales of having money against stories of striving for that cash flow.
The title track itself, with its repetition of the latter, indicates that it is the music which is the most important to Deadeye, looking to make history through his songs with a reverent focus. The 'She's Like the Wind'-sampled 'Only a Dream' reiterating this desire to grind in the right direction.
With features from Jab Derouche and Speechless, the tape also includes the previously radio-supported 'Fighting with my weak hand' and the increase in pitch on samples is a theme throughout that enhances the music.
'Always Be Great' gives insight into Deadeyes life, getting hit by a car, his father’s influence and subsequent life on road. 'Money In My Pocket' is the most foreboding sounding track while the staccato drum sequence on 'Been Through it All' drives it into the realms of a big tune that's a particular highlight.
Words: James Walsh (@JW_DittoMusic)