Written by: Jason Young (jasonyoung1804)
“I just to want to say congrats But you still aint shit” - Azizi Gibson
What a way to start an EP. Cynical with an intellectual element of sarcasm. Gibson leaves no time before getting straight to the point - he’s good on people. On “Ain’t Shit”, he expresses his frustration with the illusion a lot of folks live by, be that living for likes on Instagram, or the materialistic ways in which some woman find love.
Azizi is done with it all. Makes sense why he’s in a space suit on the EP cover; he’s ready to leave Earth. He goes so far to mocking anyone who finds Kim Kardashian attractive (I know i do) due to her plastic surgery - using her to represent the love or lust for the illusion we have. It’s like a kid who hasn’t lost his innocence yet, therefore he isn’t susceptible to the temptations around him. You can hear this in “Do What I Want”. The rebel mentality is still alive. Conforming is not in Gibson’s repertoire.
“Wave the 9 for a friend, yea you know we all in
Hold it down to the end, yea you know we all in
We gon’ die for this shit, yea you know we all in
Bussin’ down - selling sticks, yea you know we all in”
On “All In”, Gibson delivers a single promoting loyalty to the fullest form. Integrity in every sense of the word. Be true to yourself. The production stays in the realm of outer-space, with additions of trap 808’s, to create a slick pimp feel to the track. The song ends with a powerful quote from Bob Marley, in which he uses to teleport into the song “Black Rose”; a record with a modern day, Jamaican dance music vibrations. How could such an upbeat song turn so dark? The vibe continues into “Hopeless”. Another thing Gibson was able to do, was title every song with the essence founded in the given single. I do have beef with him sounding very similar to Chance The Rapper in creating this hopeless vibe. Now take the auric sensation from Jamaica back with you to space and you got “Cobra”. When i say auric sensation, i don’t only mean the dark vibes, but also the herbal lifestyle. Now you’re high, while being high, and praising to the most high - it’s lit!
The EP finishes with “Head Honcho”; arrogance with a fiery soundtrack. Azizi says fuck the innocence, ESKEETIT! Head Honcho Gibson is like the evil twin of Azizi Gibson, using his rebel mindset to go against social norms instead of using it to paint a righteous picture. Again, if i’m to be honest in my journalism duties, i must say i hear some Drake influence here also. You let us know what you think. All in all, the project was more spicy than sweet, defiantly different, and too the point - Azizi Gibson is “Good On People”.