Review written by: Joshua Habtwold
Graphic by: Kara Bradimore
Birmingham, Alabama-native TNT Tez paired up with Alamo Records label-mate 03 Greedo for “Ducced Off,” a braggadocious track where both artists trade bars about their lavish lifestyle and pulling up in foreign cars.
Teaming up with 03 Greedo, who promised to release more music continuously, despite his 20-year prison sentence, shows TNT Tez’s capability to go bar for bar with living legends. The song starts off with a clever beat with a dragged-down loop of piano keys in low notes, with rifted 808 high-hat drums all over the place within the beat, that makes it both relaxing and LIT. Throughout the entire song, 03 Greedo tends to have more elegant, softer vocals, as opposed to his more vibrant, two-step or four-step vocals in his signature songs. He explains his intriguing lifestyle, driving very expensive foreign vehicles, and mentions how he can’t ride in a foreign without a stash.
Another interesting aspect of 03’s part is from his first verse; he mentions how he doesn’t need to write his verses to make it great but uses his love for lean as an example to vibe with the song and make his verses that way, and reference from his form of killing production beats to hearses, and how he only needs one take for all his songs and doesn’t need to rehearse his verses. All in all, this verse serves as a great aspect to how we imagine his lavish lifestyle.
Known for his song “Cropped Out,” that has reached 700k in all streaming platforms and his ferocious “Coca Cola,” track that recently surfaced in the Season 3 premiere of HBO’s Insecure, TNT Tez starts off his verse talking about his lavish lifestyle, and how he will ride for his squad at all times, even at its most critical moments. He even starts off his verse more quickly with a flow similar to artists like Smokepurpp, Yung Gleesh & YBN Nahmir; as well, he comes with more confident vocals and brings a nonchalant vibe toward the song by explaining that he has more money than your dad, that he is a KING and needs his crown and his pleasure for women throughout the verse. By that, it makes himself and the song more astonishing to listen to and vibe with for a great duration of your time. At the end of the song, 03 Greedo tends to hit higher notes with his vocals.
By looking at the TrillMoneyTv channel video for the song, a variety of comments shows many users commenting many hashtags with the #FreeGreedo, #Free03Greedo tags, as well as the #FreeDrakeo one, which is for Los Angeles-rapper Drakeo the Ruler, who’s also charged with a variety of murder and conspiracy charges, and also is a collaborator of 03 Greedo in many songs. Also, many expressed full pleasure of song, even claiming that it’s ‘fire’ and ‘hard’ with fire emojis. In addition, we can definitely agree with the many commenters for the song, that it is an amazing hit.
As the song makes a great ideal for evening drives, late night turn-up parties, and more relaxing hangouts with the squad, TNT Tez is continuing to provide more heat with his “Roll” collaboration with 2018 XXL Freshman Wifisfuneral, that provides a ferocious, modern update to T.I.’s classic “24s.” He prepares for an everlasting 2018, by sharing more standout tracks and aims to be the South’s next hitmaker.