D-Sisive Vaudeville

D-Sisive Vaudeville
After releasing three albums in just over a year, Toronto, ON-based MC D-Sisive should be running out of material. Instead, he works best when cranking out material at a rapid pace. His latest outing, Vaudeville, shows how D has evolved as a rapper since ending his six-year hiatus in 2007. He's no longer the morose MC responsible for The Book, his heavy-hearted comeback EP. Instead, he's a diverse artist able to tackle a wide range of topics from many angles. Sure, fans of the melancholic emo-rap of The Book and Let the Children Die will be more than satisfied by tracks like "Percocet" and the Ron Sexsmith-chorused "Liberace," but they may not know what to make of the oddly jazzy "Just an Ostrich" or the downright joyful "I Love a Girl." Similarly, there's nothing in D-Sisive's repertoire that prepares audiences for the rowdy "Riot Song," the rock-influenced "Shotgun Wedding" or the half-rapped, half-sung "Ray Charles (Wishing on a Star.)" With Vaudeville, D-Sisive proves to the masses what his hardcore fans have known all along: that he's one of this country's most interesting and innovative rappers. If he can keep up this pace, who knows what his ceiling is. (Urbnet)