Hailing from NJ, Dzh’s musical start began with a series of mixtapes that showcased his versatility and introspective lyricism. Notable works like Under This Hoodie and his debut album Dante’s Inferno set the stage for what would become an impressive run. What sets Dzh apart is his ability to transition between different styles seamlessly. His music ranges from soulful, boom-bap-laced instrumentals to hard-hitting trap beats.
One of the things that makes Dzh’s music stand out is his ability to convey deep emotions through his lyrics. In the case of “Bumper Hangin’,” Dzh shared: “I’d gotten into a car accident last year, and it just struck me as wild because I had no idea where to go from there. One night, though, I was playing beats and fell in love with this eerily dark melodic beat, and all I’d mumbled was ‘bumper hanging,’ and the rest of the lyrics just followed after.” This anecdote adds depth to the song’s creation, showing how art can emerge from unexpected places.
“Bumper Hangin'” is a record that features raw percussion and booming 808s, creating a cathartic and imposing backdrop for Dzh’s captivating flows. This offering is much more than what it appears on the surface. It’s also a dedication to his craft, stating, “I think you have to remember your strengths, but also be mindful of your weaknesses. It’s important to note what you need to adjust, what needs to be fixed, what can be done better, and so forth.”
Listen to “Bumper Hangin'” below.