“Enter MC Raiza Biza, a linguistic painter of words from New Zealand that’s producing some of the freshest in the intersection between soul, jazz, and hip hop. Much like other products of late 90’s pioneering of the art form, it’s like finding Blackstar by Talib Kweli and Mos Def mashed with vinyl bin finds under the Blue Notes Records era in one aesthetic. But Raiza’s experience of the world is worth hearing, his latest continues the conversation, “Get By” speaks to the coping often in the dark. With the addition of Bianca Paulus, her smoke-filled voice delivers a rawness that’s balanced by the soothing tambour of brushes on a drum kit, while Biza unhinged on the mic is in his less than predictable flow, making a banger that is beautiful in its own words.”