In the words of Ponzo Houdini, his grind is relentless.
Looking at his work history, you’ll come to know that the Buffalo rapper has put the pressure on his competitors by passing along life-changing advice with much consistency. He speaks on various topics like self-investment and keeping a third eye open while shedding light on his past. Over the years, the “You A Lame” hitmaker has also toured alongside musicians like Future, Benny The Butcher, Griselda, Zaytoven, and OJ Da Juiceman, to name a few. Not to mention, he’s appeared in Griselda’s street-classic movie Conflicted.
Aside from being an artist, Ponzo Houdini is a go-getter and an entrepreneur. These components essentially speak volumes through his label Cake Boss Life Entertainment and standout clothing line, Hustlers Dream. To learn more about Ponzo Houdini’s backstory, listen to this podcast from Amazon’s company, Audible, here.
On February 16th, 2021, Ponzo Houdini dropped a follow-up project to You Know the Vibes (2019) titled You Know The Vibes II. To say it was an average listen would not do the album justice. Honestly, this nine-track musical compilation challenges you to race to the finish line (metaphorically speaking). Time waits for no one after all. In retrospect, You Know The Vibes II encourages others to make positive changes in their lives. His forward-thinking bars urge listeners to be present. To prepare for what’s ahead. Notable track mentions include “Spin The Block” and a fan fave, “Another Day In The Life.”
“Another Day In The Life” is a somber boom-bap meets R&B offering that finds Ponzo Houdini informing bluffers that he and his hittas are on go. If they choose to stir up problems, they will follow up accordingly. “Niggas vegan, they don’t want beef,” he spits in one line.
Through his laid-back, storytelling cadence, Ponzo Houdini opens up about his past as well, saying, “Where I’m from/You either a trapper or a scammer/Wearing a COVID mask hittin licks on the camera.”
Furthermore, he stresses the importance of getting your bread and butter. To take affirmative action when chasing your dreams. In other words, “if you ain’t tryna level up, then what the fuck you doin?“
During one’s journey towards shadow work and self-elevation, he advises individuals to look out for snakes that lie in the grass. And considering how the world is going, Ponzo Houdini makes a strong point. Like he says in “BLM,”
“We gotta stop hating and come together.”
Needless to say, the rapper is someone who deserves his accolades because of his diligence and eye-opening wordplay.