The set includes Wallai, 3:15, Did It Again, and Recipe.
Each of these songs delve into autobiographical details about President Zik‘s journey, commencing with the first mention of Zaria (my city of origin) in Wallai where he raps, “used to ride around Z-City we like seven deep, thinking this came easy, what you telling me?” On “Wallai,” President Zik talks about the circumstances of his ascent and emphasize his appreciation for the resources he had, no matter how limited.
Moving on to 3:15, there’s an offer to give an even more detailed insight into the challenges he faced on the come up. The lyrics paint scenarios about sleeping on floors, an empty tank, and a depleted bank account. Again there are various references of the cities integral to President Zik‘s journey, such as “KD-ABJ,” as I depict my movement from the starting point, 069.
Did It Again marks a turning point as Zik‘s bravado takes center stage, showing heightened confidence and a stronger belief in my ability and consistency. Alluding to his past, there are lines like the opening bars on the second verse which goes “reminiscing on some ways back, on the come up had to face facts, met a couple niggas on the same path, some them fell off, but I stayed strapped” detailing growth over time, and how it has influenced his approach.
Finally, Recipe serves as a triumphant conclusion to the story. It delves even deeper into President Zik‘s past, referencing his upbringing, neighbourhood, school, and other pivotal elements that have converged to create his unique “recipe” for success. The hook contains the reaffirmations of his loyalty to BHP, the collective and crew we founded during our uni days. “BHP, the realest squad there gon ever be.”
See You Soon should inspire individuals to pursue their dreams and passions. It should serve as a reminder that with dedication, hard work, and perseverance, one can achieve their goals. It ties to the overall theme and brand identity of President Zik as someone who inspires the audience to go above and beyond. It is a continuation from the No Dayz Off ethos, which sees the artist locked in and gearing himself up for the perfect launch, and on See You Soon he demonstrates that he is closer to his dreams now more than ever before. The project is set ignite a spark within listeners, motivating them to chase their aspirations and follow their own creative paths.
See You Soon is a three part series, with each pack revealing a new layer of the artist’s personality, at the same time narrating the story of what it took to get here. It revolves around themes of inspiration, dreams, hard work, socio-consciousness and relationships.
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