CD REVIEW: Aries by Bo Blitz

San Francisco’s Bo Blitz is an artist who cultivates his influences and surroundings into a finely-tuned product. He draws inspiration from major artists including Jay-Z, Outcast, N.W.A., and Tupac Shakur to name a few. Bo Blitz also cites his older brother, Calyn, as a big reason he was drawn to Hip Hop. Calyn’s love and experience in the Hip Hop community drew Bo Blitz to want that to be a part of his life. This began his drive for making sonic artwork that audiences around the world can connect with.

On December 4th, 2020, Bo Blitz dropped his latest album “Aries” on all the major platforms. An album of varying dynamics that hits listeners hard in a matter of eight tracks. The track “It’s On” emphasizes the “put your favorite jam on because it’s on!” feeling that you should have throughout the duration of the album. Tracks like “The Show” and “Icy Cold” show off the diversity of his beats and lyrics. You also have tracks like “Fuckin Wit” and “Go to Work” that feature a symphony of sampling to craft an atmosphere for Bo Blitz’s lyrics to plant a seed and blossom. 

One of the many gems on “Aries” is the use of metaphors in Bo Blitz’s writing. Used in a way to make his songs that much closer to relatability. “Get so high, I leave the Earth” as featured on “Go to Work”. “When I see ya, I turn into the Terminator” as featured on “Holla Later”. Bo Blitz brings a high level of cleverness in his songwriting that catches you when you least expect it, but you’ll love it when it hits you.

With “Aries”, Bo Blitz continues his journey in the world of Hip Hop with a familiar vibe of 2000s Hip Hip but from a perspective unique to him. This finely tuned production shows off its diversity with a multitude of hard hitting tracks. The West Coast of the United States is known for creative, forward-thinking individuals, and Bo Blitz is no exception.

About RJ Frometa

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