A​.​O​.​I. (Ass Over Intellect)

by The IZM.

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"A.O.I. (Ass Over Intellect)" was born in October of 2013. 9 months after King For A Day was released. I had already begun working on what would eventually become Rhyme Therapy Vol. 1. At that time volume 1 and volume 2 were going to be released at the same time. Dave Jackson, in another one of his many moments of brilliance, advised me to break them up into two separate projects. Hence, alleviating a lot of unnecessary pressure and "run and gun" recordings. I was able to really dive into the whole DESTROY concept so it would make sense.

The original concept was to split the verses up into two IZMs: the thug versus the poet. At first, I didn't think people would get it. I didn't want to come off hypocritical. But I wanted to know if I had to perpetrate a fraud what would it sound like? What would he say? Is he a gangsta? A block nigga? A trap God? So I thought "Maybe if I sounded like these rappers on the radio people would take me seriously." Needless to say, I don't have to perpetrate a thug to pop off.

lyrics

(THE THUG)

Im coming for you niggaz like you owe me money
smack your smile off
ain't shit funny
you're in Brick City, big city
niggaz catching bodies over bricks city
dismember your body, niggaz ain't saying shit city
double gauge shotty put a whole in your gut
got a Benz full of bad bitches itchin to fuck
holla money over everything
power over please
find a nigga better than Idot..NEVER!

(HOOK)

cars, chains, pussy, brain, overload, intercept
power, guns, drugs, money, ass over intellect
you can buy an image but you can't buy peace
you can sell your soul but you cannot buy freedom
cars, chains, pussy, brain, overload, intercept
power, guns, drugs, money, ass over intellect
you can buy an image but you can't buy peace
you can't buy peace

(THE POET)

I am the messenger
no Miranda rights, I'm arrestin ya
these plastic rappers, digestin ya
this is that phoenix, burn blessin ya
I am not your sacrifice
I don't need my name in lights
I spit bars over wisdom effective for life
I will not pop and break for you, Miss Hamad
but this be that Final Call, peace Allah
this is Baldwin to beats
Shakespeare to rhythm
Bukowski in real time
Poe in his right mind
lyricism forefront, fame to the back
spending millions on these imbeciles
where do they do that at?
apparently these States so United
yet everything it stands for keeps us divided
I don't have to perpetrate a thug to pop off

(HOOK)

cars, chains, pussy, brain, overload, intercept
power, guns, drugs, money, ass over intellect
you can buy an image but you can't buy peace
you can sell your soul but you cannot buy freedom
cars, chains, pussy, brain, overload, intercept
power, guns, drugs, money, ass over intellect
you can buy an image but you can't buy peace
you can't buy peace

cars, chains, pussy, brain, overload, intercept
power, guns, drugs, money, ass over intellect

credits

released November 29, 2016
Written and produced by The IZM (Drowning Ophelia Music/BMI). Recorded and engineered by Travis Daniels for Trace Studios, Alpharetta, GA and Dave Jackson for Umbrella Coded Music Group. Mastered by The IZM for Drowning Ophelia Entertainment and Terrard "LMBRJCK-T" Robinson.

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The IZM. Plainfield, New Jersey

In 2005, a dream surfaced. 6 years later, it finally came to fruition. New Jersey. Producer. Songwriter. Best friend. Lover. God lover.

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