On his latest single, “Me Against the World,” Young Izz confidently proclaims that he is “takin’ no mercy, and comin’ for throats.” This bold declaration is abundantly evident throughout the track’s three-minute duration, a runtime bursting with rapid-fire one-liners and chest-thumping braggadocio. If you didn’t think the $tr8Bizz head honcho had the ability to motivate listeners while simultaneously slaying verses, “Me Against the World” is sure to change your mind. This is the kind of song that is empowering, ripe with positivity and a can-do attitude.
Coming from Long Island, NY, there’s no doubt that Young Izz faced serious adversity in order to get his career to the point that it’s at now. With four albums under his belt, the 27-year-old MC has undoubtedly felt like it truly was him against the world at times, which is perhaps why this song feels so genuinely personal.
Young Izz opts not to sulk in the hardships of being an artist, instead choosing to dive head-first into the fire. “I take time with my raps, I don’t need time to adapt. They don’t want to see me take it to the max; It’s me against the world, it’s a handicap match,” Young Izz spits on the hook. In other words, I’m going to do me, regardless of what my critics may think. With this kind of blind ambition, who’s to say how far Young Izz can go in this industry?
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