How do you bounce back from a place so dark and deep you could never dream of escaping? If you’re American rapper Bizzy Crook, the answer is simple: put it into song.
The rapper is renowned for his deeply personal writing style and mellow vocal delivery, and on “Jokes On You”, the third single from the Miami-based rappers latest album (From Me, to You), these musical staples have only been elevated. Like a sonic diary, each song comprises a piece of the Crook puzzle, with “Jokes On You” journeying through the romantic side of his life. “While you was at a party next door, you the reason I resented PartyNextDoor. Funny enough, he took me on his next tour, now why you had to make it awkward for us?” he playfully jibes to an ex-lover.
“This album is an open letter to my old self, friends, family, my daughter…” Bizzy explains. “I think for a while I gave into the dark place. I had lost hope and in return, the people in my life lost hope in me. This album was me realizing, yo, I know who the fuck I am and I’m going to do anything I set my mind to.”
Check out the bouncy track and its retro-tinged video below…