Krypol Haze

Krypol Haze (Opera House Music Presents)

Texas Platters

Krypol Haze

(Opera House Music)

Krypol Haze looks like a cross between Rittz and Roach Gigz, and he raps like a bass-heavy Tuk da Gat from Austin's League of Extraordinary G'z. His debut LP, self-titled and released through local imprint Opera House Music, mixes murky and Memphian ("Almighty Dollar," "Today Might Be My Last," which features Three 6 Mafia expat Project Pat) with the triumphant and soulful ("Here We Are Again," "Celebrate Like a Champion"), creating an uplifting chase of the "Almighty Dollar" that "find[s] sun in the shittiest weather." "Those who choose to wait will be sitting there forever," raps Haze over the "Dream On"-biting "Try Success," the album's centerpiece. "I got too much riding on this shit to take a loss." Don't blame Krypol Haze for maintaining the mindset that he's the best there ever was. Dude knows the story's now or never.

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