An odd ball to his peers, Gzutek embraced his minority persona and applied it to music, achieving peace by voicing his story through a conscious stream of honesty and addressing personal experiences, growth and setbacks. Speaking English and Polish resulted in a unique eye for words and appreciation for meaning, which Gzutek adapted for his lyric writing and gave him a deeper understanding of the duality between music and language. Too familiar with the feeling of speaking unclearly, Gzutek spares his listener from losing themselves in translation as he did in his childhood.
“He’s brutally honest,” says MixedbyJD. “But that’s part of the appeal. There’s no front when listening to his music, which is what I feel holds back the listener from connecting with other artists. You can’t feel that facade when listening to Gzu.”
With an ear for defined basslines, boom bap horns, wavy chords and rustic riffs, and an eye for heart on the sleeve confession with a humorous satirical twist, one can hear in Gzutek’s music the influences of Outkast, Eminem, Cypress Hill, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Redman, Alice Cooper and DJ Premier. Not simply hip hop, Gzutek calls his style a “rebellious aesthetic of infused Grunge Hip Punk Hop”.