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    King Deazel

    With his laid back, laconic approach to hookcraft, King Deazel’s chorus’ seem to stick almost by accident. But don’t be fooled, the bleepy “Spaz on ‘Em” or the footwork influenced steel drum rattle of “Franklin” are lethally catchy and loads of fun. His most impressive cut to date is “Crackin’,” which hits with the toughness of kevlar during its verses but once the chorus airs out into a sepia tinged melody it unearths whole worlds of emotions that might lie in bop’s future.