African trailblazer, Mr Eazi comes through with an impressive song tagged “Advice.”
Mr Eazi shares new music today along with the title for his long-awaited, decade-in-the-making debut solo album. “Advice,” produced by Ghana’s M.O.G. Beatz, is the third single from the freshly-named The Evil Genius, set for release on Oct. 27, 2023.
The 16-track album is now available for pre-order HERE: https://empawaafrica.lnk.to/TheEvilGe….
Mr Eazi is the latest artist to be featured in Vevo’s original content series Ctrl., with a stirring, defiant performance of the drill-infused “Advice” out today in support of the track’s release.
Mr Eazi recorded “Advice,” with its dark, grimy tones, during a particularly heavy moment in his life, as he watched some of his longest-held relationships crumble under the weight of his success. “When you first come up [as an artist], everybody is in love with you,” Mr Eazi says. “Then they want to draw you down. People begin to betray you. If you’re able to survive this stage, you go untouchable. But this is the hardest stage.”
The lyrically-dense “Advice” namechecks a number of African martyrs including former Democratic Republic of the Congo president Joseph Kabila and Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian writer and activist whose 1995 hanging inspired domestic and international outrage. “I was coming from a place of having that energy,” Eazi says.
I don’t need advice
Talk wey dem talk
I no pay attention
Dem no be my size
Came from the back door
Straight to the front door
I no dey disguise
No dey disguise
First they love you
Then they stab you
Omo na the story of my life
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