Azizi Gibson – “Levels” (Video)

blame it on Patrick Glynn August 19, 2016

Azizi Gibson describes his new song, “Levels,” is “something the world needs right now.” The tune has the New York native and newly independent rapper speaking to the youth — more specifically the minorities who come into the world in less privileged situations.

His vocals on the song sound like a happy medium between D.R.A.M. and Makonnen. He ponders, “I know the world is fucked up, it’s so destructive, but what can I do?” before imploring kids to not let the world see them frown. “I promise we’ll turn this around,” putting the responsibility on the backs to the adults to leave a better world for the kids.

The video brings the themes together as Azizi highlights the innocence of the youth playing in street (after wandering a field and flying in a helicopter, because why not).

The song will land on Azizi’s The Ships Have Sailed, which is “on the way.” Watch the video, directed by John Peterson, above.