Tacoma is known for street rap. Everything else is secondary in this city but we do have some bar-heavy MC’s to speak of and one of them is Real Kozby of Silk Road Entertainment. Real Kozby is a classic spitter relying on metaphors and clever barbs reminiscent of some early 2000 golden-era vibe. He is keeping the pressure on in 2021 and his first release is “The Vent”, which is a nice, short 9 track project.
The album has a mixtape feel. The intro is his cute daughter Zayna declaring that her dad is the GOAT. Following this intro is 8 songs, each titled Vent l, Vent ll, and so on. Vent l, is minimal in beat structure. No drums, just slow melodic, background soundtrack sounds, no hooks, no chorus’s, just bars. Kozby has grinded locally and has some serious fan-base in Washington State. His fans love his battles-rhymes so if you feel his rap-strong music than this might be your favorite project of his.