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Born Bougain Littlejohn, in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Bizeeee aka 4ez, was raised by a single mother in Central Virginia after his parents split. She was in and out of jobs, hustling to make ends meet, while Bizeeee left home early, turning to the crime-infested Virginia neighborhoods, which led to the usual downward spiral of courts, institutions and incarceration. He started experimenting with rhymes at 12, and got published in local poetry books and magazines. However he didn’t start rapping until he was 22. Eventually he would find solace in creating art – writing, spray graffiti, and photography. Not to mention music, where Bizeeee has been gaining traction in bounds and leaps.

His latest 2019 release, is the single “Thoughts”. A track which tackles the multi-lettered F-words – friendship, fakeness and falsity, while also dropping survival codes for the uninitiated in life’s twists and turns. This sounds like a solid step towards becoming solidified as a great amongst the masses.

“Thoughts” is how you do a single that couldn’t give two shits about mainstream or commercial conformity. No frills. No features. No wasted space. Period. Just two short minutes of hard-hitting, rhyme-spitting bars that would fit onto any rap playlist either side of the millennium.

And unlike other rappers who try to push narratives selling fantasy, Bizeeee aka 4ez doesn’t sully the bed with recycled macho platitudes. Instead, we get rhymes of truth that that is a merger between bar heavy boom bap of yesteryear and the coarse aesthetic of hardcore hip-hop.

At the same time, “Thoughts” is not some over pretentious conceptual opus trying to sell morality – its aim is imparting the values of honesty. And the survival techniques needed, when such values appear to be non-inexistent in any given situation.  On this track, 4ez fully realizes his role in the rap game.

It’s more toward the conscious rapper dropping knowledge on his generation than the sing-song trapper climbing to the top of the charts, who receives zero respect. 4ez knows what he’s good at. He knows his skill set, and he’s very comfortable understanding what’s going down, on the streets.

Bizeeee aka 4ez’s hard-hitting realism and his influences from hip-hop’s golden era allows him to reach peak confidence levels on “Thoughts”. Brevity clearly sharpens the rapper’s focus as he sounds more than urgent across the duration of the song.

It’s a project that leaves little room for error, and while many fans may feel shortchanged by the track’s minuscule length, it’s the mark of an artist who thrives on going against the grain and, ultimately, emerging victorious. “Thoughts” is a short yet satisfying shot of narrative gems that Bizeeee aka 4ez may well build his career on, drenched in charisma and precision.

“Thoughts” serves as 4ez’s assertive mission statement, with the rapper riding a spacey and atmospheric beat. And while Bizeeee aka 4ez’s lyricism is more than enough to appease hip-hop traditionalists, the materialistic flexing of the beat also caters to rap’s flashier fans.

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