Quaz’s “Dolla Sign$” comes across as a musical meeting of rap and hip hop. The lyrics provide a detailed account of the experiences that led to the concept and storytelling. There’s a lot of lyricism, and long stretches of lyrical hip hop, but this echoed melody used to convey it adds some alternative edge to the track.
The backing track again showcases a structurally thoughtful piece of music that combines the thickness of a soft hip-hop beat with the electric energy of a wave of synth-driven riffs. The opening few bars of music, and indeed the last few moments, reiterate the excellent use of structure within the production. However, the vocal performance of the lead artist of the song is the primary driving force behind the song and its emotions.
“Quaz” is a talented and interesting artist. This unique energy and musicality speak volumes for his artistry and is expected to evolve into a longer project or several more releases to embrace audiences. The background is beautiful, the melody is beautiful, and the melody and lyrics are expressive, reflective and unusual – all of which make for a powerful listening experience.
Musically the track is awesome, starting with the simplicity of a riff, an energetic beat and a smooth and amazing lead vocal performance. It soon unfolds to reveal a hip-hop sound reminiscent of late-nineties artists—a free-flowing, effortless vocal style, a soulful serenity. As far as lead vocals go, the sound is undeniably pure and real – the song comes from a place of experience and consideration and you can tell this.
There is certainly a further sense of character and individuality to the performance. The insane fusion of these vocal parts is what you’d expect. The lyrics follow a definite path that proves to be an enduring feature of his work. This song will definitely grab your attention. Worth a listen – turn it up.