New Jersey lyricist Bizz “The Prince” who was included in AllHipHop.com‘s 2014 Top 75 most influential indie artist list, is being accused of “keeping the fire going on social issues including police brutality.” The content was displayed in a recent video titled “Cold World.” The video highlights a collage of video clips and images including Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and a local childhood friend Pete Williams from Bizz’s hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey, who, according to NJ.com, “collapsed and died shortly after police used pepper spray to break up a fight.” Witnesses say he was unarmed at the time. Pete was actually present weeks earlier during the filming of Bizz’s documentary “Back To Basics”, where he praised the artist for his hard work in the business.
The actual lyrics to “Cold World” which flows over a 4th Disciple instrumental, addresses far more Issues than police brutality. A popular hip hop site wrote
“New Jersey artist Bizz The Prince drops a graphic look into the sick ways of our ‘Cold World.’ The video features razor sharp production from platinum producer 4th Disciple.”
The song is from an upcoming LP “Back To Basics,” wholly produced by 4th Disciple, and features a cameo from Wu-Tang Clans’ Inspectah Deck on the street single “Break The Walls.”
A blog site recently posted: “Bizz has worked on and off with one of the most underrated producers of all time in 4th Disciple of Killarmy Wu-Tang fame. Now they have reunited for perhaps their illest singles yet, “Cold World,” Rip Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Mike Brown.” Here is the original post: http://claaa7.blogspot.com/2015/03/bizz-prince-cold-world-prod-4th-disciple.html?m=1
In a recent Q&A session, Bizz “The Prince” shared his thoughts on the issue:
Do you think a conscious record or LP will affect sales?
“We ain’t talking sells yet. We released “Break The Walls” featuring Deck and now “Cold World” to build awareness… I wouldn’t label “Back To Basics” LP a conscious album but more of content album. When we have the right situation we will talk sales then, for now were focused on building traction on the singles.”
Who would you like to work with in the near future?
Kanye, Earl Sweatshirt, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott. My Jersey clique Louie Ave (Scheme), Mo Stacks (Block Bang), & Gang Grizzly Ent.