Nobody might drop bars like Dax in the indie game now. Constantly developing his game, he has changed his rhythm after turning over a new leaf. Poignant and raw, his tracks have all the punch and delivery hip-hop needs to thrive, and stay alive. His latest track is from his 2021 album, Pain Paints Paintings. This one is called The Devil’s Calling.
He is shunning the debt like a messiah of change would. Not only does Dax have devastating bars, but he organizes them like a prose. His writing skill is being genuinely balanced by the incredible sound and production work-leading to a wholesome, well crafted album overall. This single is easily one of the highlights by writing.
Bounced back, seen God, bowed down, got saved
Not from the streets, I’m on the sidewalk advocatin’ peace (peace)
I want to see all my people win and set free (come on)
I’m here to tell you that you better know that God sees
This is a mark of a poet that wants positive change. There is a bleeding heart, and it bleeds into art. As the deft changes and words cleverly create niches of sound, the instrumental background comes to attention. It is with finesse, and reflecting the sound of what the words mean. Understanding Dax is as complex as it is easy, the words are there, and the picture is painted.
My mind instantly went to Constantine and Max Payne when I heard this. The well written lyrics and bullet like bits have the desired effect. Whether it be Dear God, Dear Alcohol or JOKER, Dax explores a theme like none other. A juggernaut in the making, he is taking the world by storm. With God by his side, he will walk alone if required.