Tyger Hoodz is the professional name of emerging Hip-hop artist, Torrey Hill. Originally from Gary, Indiana and now based in New Jersey, Hoodz has been making music for the better part of a decade. He made his professional debut last year.
We first heard from Tyger in August of 2020 upon the release of his album “Street Preaching.” That record introduced us to a talented rapper with a different vibe than most of his peers. Over old-school grooves he delivered a series of stories from the hood. However, rather than glorify the drugs and violence he found there, Tyger’s tales take his neighbors to task for bad decisions and self destructive behavior.
“Dick Pillz” is the new album from Tyger Hoodz, released worldwide to all major streaming platforms on April 27, 2021. The 11 track collection finds the rapper once again dropping life lessons with a laid back flow. Rolling on old school breakbeats and downtempo soul grooves, the album has a classic 90’s Hip-hop feel.
The record opens with the downtempo title track. Tyger introduces a primary theme of the record as he calls out philandering men and the women who fall under their influence. The rapper doubles down on the message on tracks like “I Told Ya” and “Why You Wanna” with lines like, “I could be her new boo, if I was a drug dealer.”
Musically the album mixes old-school Hip-hop beats with natural, organic R&B instrumentation. Tracks like “Get a Job,” “The Intermission” and “Real in Da Booth” incorporate classic Soul piano and strings arrangements. On tunes like “Shadows” Hoodz introduces some smooth and soulful female backing vocals.
On the last couple of songs Tyger mixes up the styles a bit. “Side Chick Anthem” introduces some groovy psychedelic vibes with its backwards guitar while “Old Thing Back” features an excellent 90’s R&B chorus. Throughout the record Tyger Hoodz uses his impressive skills and clever wordplay to educate the folks who are screwing up their lives. On his song “Real Life” he sums up his message succinctly, “This ain’t just a rhyme. This is real life.”
Check out “Dick Pillz” below. You can also hear the song “Get a Job” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Tyger Hoodz. Get on his socials and get in the know on all of the talented rapper’s current and future projects.