Cazzu’s logo is a skull with pigtails, so we’ll start there. The fact is oddly congruent to the Argentinian rapera’s lead single off her second album Error 93, “00:00”, with its tale of an ex lover, rising all sultry from the ashes of a gone-sideways coupling.
Her flow thrives when she’s at her most direct, like when she tells Daddy she’ll by to pick him up later for the party on “Rally”, a song which in and of itself makes Error 93 worth spinning. See also: the rebound, spin-out perreo addiction in “Al Revés”, and really any of its faster tracks, including “Nada” with Rauw Alejandro and Dalex.
Maybe none of the songs on Error 93 will make you forget last year’s “Chapiadora”, but like on 2017’s MALDADE$ LP, Error 93 covers the trap, reggaeton, R&B bases. That makes for a fair wager, the kind singers looking to be everything to everyone’s summer festival schedule are willing to take. Widening the spread explains the ballads Cazzu’s giving here, probably. (Though “Penas y Problemas” does give impressive tone.) Cazzu’s not just trying to be the most drivingest MC — she’s staking her claim for the genre-skating dominance we demand from our urbano stars in 2019.
In this hurtling expansion, she’s taking a page from Georgia politician Stacey Abrams book, remixing Abrams rejection of being No. 2 on the Biden ticket with a slightly remixed “I think you don’t run for Premios Juventud ‘New To The USA, But Big At Home’ award.” But Cazzu is nominated for just such a semi-superlative this year, alongside Rosalía and other people awaiting to break in the US like Cazzus fellow Argentinans Lali, Paulo Londra, and Tini.
“¿Perra? ¿Perra?” she chirps on “Mucha Data”, another of the best shows of Cazzu’s hand on the album. That’s one honorific you’ll readily give the woman when she’s at her best, which may well be when she’s cooing into the lean of a trap beat.
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