Kenzo Balla: Mr. Ready To Blitz EP Review
On November 15th, Rising Bronx drill breakout Kenzo Balla released his new EP titled Mr Ready To Blitz. This marks Balla’s first full length project and it’s a strong start. With fourteen dark songs that are mostly focused on gang violence, Kenzo Balla is primed to secure his spot at the top of the drill space.
More About Kenzo Balla
Growing up in the Bronx is like growing up in a small town. Everyone knows eachother and when gang violence is prevalent, danger is as well. Kenzo Balla knew that if he wanted to survive, he’d have to change his lifestyle.
In his early years, much of his time was spent freestyling with friends. Then, in 2018, he recorded his first song. Soon enough, songs like “Backends” started to gain Kenzo some attention.
In September 2021, he released “5th to the Sev”, an anthem for his neighborhood that now has almost 2 million views on YouTube. The song’s lyrics are violent and the song’s video depicts Balla and his friends flashing guns. These gang related themes are constant throughout Balla’s music.
By 2022, Kenzo Balla signed to 10K Projects and began preparing his debut project.
Mr. Ready to Blitz EP
Throughout the project’s fourteen tracks and 41 minutes, there is never a lack of energy. Also, drill beats are a constant on this tracklist with almost every song having the same drill drums and bass. New York, drill, energy, and gang violence are premium in this project.
The first song, “Talk Our Shit”, pays homage to an old 50 Cent song and puts a drill spin on it. Also, the second and third songs both have hundreds of thousands of listens on Spotify and have similar vibes. The fourth song, “Pray 4 Me”, is the most energetic song on the project and is the most popular with over 700k listens on Spotify.