Dag Savage is an emcee/producer duo consisting of San Diego bred ultra-hype emcee Johaz (from SD supergroup Deep Rooted) and LA beatsmith extraordinaire Exile (from Dirty Science and Blu and Exile). The marriage of these two styles is unconventional and ingenius! Ex is most known for his soulful samples and dirty chopped drum breaks, while Jo embodies an energy akin to that of Busta Rhymes in his prime. Dag Sav is clever. The duo uses it as a promo for their recently released mixtape Salvation (featuring Fashawn, Blu, Gonjasufi, Blame One, Turtle, Aloe Blacc, Adad, Brea (also of Deep Rooted), Justin Taylor and J. Mitchell), which whets our appetites for the DAG SAVAGE EP, slated to drop Jan. 15th, 2013.
Dag Sav, and the mixtape as a whole, is smart. Dag Savage is wise to tap into the dark spiritual vibe that has the nerdy-poohs flooding the blogosphere with accusations of affiliations with the Illuminati. Kanye and Jay play into it and capitalize on it, and the same may just prove to be tactical underground as well. On this track, Exile goes hard on the MPC and Johaz matches the agression lyrically. Johaz also writes some lines that will definitely require a few listens to fully comprehend and puts on display the credentials that grant him access to some of the best production in hip hop.
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