New Artist Friday: Dozer Carter
This week I want everyone to check out London rapper Dozer Carter. I stumbled upon his music video for his debut single "Out Here With Bowie" on Twitter and I was pleasantly surprised. The Turkish produced beat completely sets the stage for some clear and thorough bars, and the piano riff is just amazing. Although I haven't met him in person, Dozer welcomes me into his personal relationship with his father through this single. The song is a response to a letter his father sent to him, which he believes "was such an honest and heartfelt account of [their] relationship through his [Father's] eyes" and Dozer felt the "only way [he] could express how [he] felt was through music."
The director, Joe Harvey, does an amazing job creating visuals that emulate Dozer's longing for his father, while also showing the warmness and embracing feeling of spring.
Even though this is his debut single for his preceding EP, he has already harnessed the respect of some of rap's most respected legends. He has toured with Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Pete Rock, and one of our favorite UK rappers Loyle Carner. Dozer's "Out Here With Bowie" actually reminds us a lot of Loyle on a Tom Misch beat with its similar diction and production.
All this being said, sometimes you have to hop in some mentions to find quality music, and I'm glad I did.
Check out his music video below and give his Soundcloud a listen!