When it comes to dedication the word can be defined as; the quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose." This is a word that is thrown around as loosely as the word “love”. But when I came across an album titled “Deadicated”, this brought a new perspective on how committed to being successful that a person could be and reminded me of the title to 50 Cent’s first album, "Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. So for an artist to name their album Deadicated meant that there could be no story untold, and no story too personal. For this album to live up to it’s name Winny Flows would have to be in his truest form. And he would have to leave everything on wax as if this would be his ONLY album. Without further ado, here is the story of an artist who looking to show the world that he is DEADICATED!
The opening track “WYA” is a high energy intro to an 8-track album. His fast pace delivery cuts through the mellow piano centered production. Switching flows throughout the track, his vocal inflections sit on top of the layered vocals surrounded by sounds that seem to jump out at the listener.
"Like Aladin, Floatin’ through Manhattan,
If I had to pick a standout track on the album it would have to be “Lucy Lane”. Winny Flows delivery and flow are on point. The way the chorus is incorporated in the track shows his song-writing ability which is not an easy feat to accomplish in these days of throwaway tracks. He knows how to write a hit. And by judging by the fact that he also released this track as as single, he knows he has a hit on his hands as well.
Groove is where the album seems to turn around from turning up to spiraling within. Winny Flows gets more personal with songs like 2020 where Winny Flows shows that he is also a vocalist as he sings the chorus on the opening bars of the track, “I’m certain my serotonin is lower than ever before , if the ocean was dopamine through me overboard". The track seems to end with a lyrical assault of pent up emotions that spill on to each bar so as to not get it confused. He can rap.
Wordplay is one of the most noticeable things about this album from, track-to-track and from bar-to-bar this talent is showcased especially on the track “Know Me”. The complex way he puts together syllables takes his listener on a tongue twisting lyrical ride as he asks “You know me?”. Its clear that with this track that the album is turning back to a more up tempo feel. Spinning is another example of his dope wordplay. He switches his flow throughout this track while also smoothly transitioning into serenading chorus. It has a house party vibe to it, it will be interesting to see if this is one of the most streamed songs on the album.
“Deadicated til the day I die, that’s why it’s in the title".
The last 2 tracks of the album seem to be the signature moments of the album. In The Moment is like a reflection point where Winny Flows learns to get out of his head about worrying to much about others opinions and pressures to focus on him. This could easily be a track made for movies where the hero finally gets his moment. A moment that leads up to Deadicated. The title track on the album. The track has a bounce and even a little Texas Screw influence that helps end the album nicely.
Winny Flows put together a project that shows a depth in it’s topics, it also shows his abilities as both a rapper and a song-writer. Finally, and most importantly the album shows his hunger for success, or as he so puts it DEADICATED. And if there’s any confusion or doubt about his seriousness, then the last word on the album is to is a fuck you to the doubters... DEADICATE.