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Calgary, Alberta, Canada | INDIE

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | INDIE
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Calgary, AB – Deezuz‘s first official album Souldenera was comprised of soulful production with hard-hitting drums, to give a modern spin on 90's-style boom bap hip-hop. Deezuz continued to build on the success of Souldenera by releasing the Power Mixtape, while 2009 saw Deezuz drop the self-produced Sound of Smoking. This project helped to show how Deezuz was evolving not only as a rapper but as a producer as well. Deezuz’s new album AMMMO has finally arrived.
First off, props to Stuey Kubrick on the production of the album. With the perfect combination of drum breaks, samples and dusty loops you can’t help bobbing your head. Deezuz blends with the beats effortlessly, showcasing his adhesive flow and polished delivery. There are many quality tracks such as the guitar-heavy, braggadocio banger “Begin” feat. SonReal. The up-tempo “Wake It Up” feat. Moka Only is guaranteed to get any party started. But perhaps the most impressive track has to be the soulful “Praise the Lord,” in which Deezuz is at his most creative, rapping from the perspective of a landlord collecting rent from his tenants. All in all, Deezuz represents well for Calgary with a solid album from start to finish. It is definitely worth a listen.


From front to back, top to bottom, Calgary’s Deezuz delivers a solid, solid, solid debut with Soulden Era. Like the title suggests, Deezuz conveys clear rhymes over a simmering soul. Even if you aren’t generally a big fan of the soul-rap blend, think it’s too syrupy for your tastes, there’s still no denying the mixes are as close to mastery as you’d need to come. Lyrically, Deezuz displays maturity. He covers the inspirational bases from love to self-mastery with an impressive—and too long to list—roster of collaborators. With his debut, Deezuz defines a new era, and it’s Soulden. - Vue Weekly


2011 - AMMMO (March 2011)
2009 - The Sound of Smoking mixtape
2008 - Souldenera
2007 - Power mixtape
2006 - MF Deezuz mixtape
2005 - 9th Wonderful mixtape
2004 - Mr. Big Puff



Born in Vancouver, BC Brandon “Deezuz” Down moved to Calgary with his family when he was three years old. His older brother introduced him to hip-hop when he was in grade 1 and Deezuz instantly fell in love with the culture as a whole. As the years would pass, Deezuz’s knowledge and appreciation of the art form grew steadily.

However, being a fan of the culture wasn’t enough to satisfy Deezuz’s appetite for hip-hop. Deezuz soon began writing his own raps and began impromptu performances at house parties, talent shows and anywhere else that he could get an opportunity to be heard. His raps received so much positive feedback from his peers that he thought about professionally recording his music. This led Deezuz to enroll at Calgary’s prestigious studio, The Beach, where he completed audio engineering classes and spent countless hours recording artists of all genres. Being in this element not only allowed Deezuz to learn about all types of music, it also taught him how to record, arrange, and mix his own music.

Deezuz quickly realized that there were very few outlets in Calgary for him to get his music out to the public. This would lead him to form Maintain One Voice Entertainment (MOVE Inc) with longtime friend and business partner, Kiran Sthankiya.

Throughout the mid-late 2000's Deezuz released several mixtapes throughout Calgary on MOVE Inc. This would all be part of the preparation for Deezuz's first official album, "Souldenera", which was released in March 2008.

Souldenera was composed of soulful production with hard hitting drums to give a modern spin on 90's-style boom bap hiphop. The album featured appearances by Sean Price, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, Moka Only, and Joe Scudda and helped Deezuz to finally get his music heard outside Calgary. The album would chart on several college stations and help to build a following throughout Canada for Deezuz. This would lead to Western Canadian touring opportunities with Aceyalone and DL Incognito as well as a spot on the 2008 Juno showcase.

Deezuz continued to build on the success of Souldenera by releasing more music. 2008 saw the release of the Power mixtape while 2009 saw Deezuz drop the self-produced "Sound of Smoking". This was Deezuz's first self-produced project and helped to show how Deezuz was evolving not only as a rapper but as a producer as well.

Deezuz released his sophmore album "AMMMO" in March 2011. The album has been received very well and has ranked in the top 10 hiphop albums being played on college radio in Canada. (#5 as of May 3, 2011 on the Earshot college charts)

Deezuz has toured throughout Western Canada and has opened for Ice Cube, Redman, Method Man, Naughty By Nature, Kardinal Offishall, The Clipse, Aceylone, DL Incognito and others.