PREMIERE: Big Skeez peels back the layers on ‘This Ain’t Easy’
April 23rd 2020
Big Skeez has worked to establish himself as a serious player in Sydney’s bubbling rap scene. His latest release ‘This Ain’t Easy‘ sheds new light on the promising artist. It premiered today on Arvos with Tommy Codling.
If you’ve been tuned in to the frequency of modern Sydney hip-hop recently (or even just the frequency of FBi Radio) then you’ve definitely heard a signature verse from Big Skeez. His bars are effortlessly confident, delivered with character and gusto that reflect all the hard yards he’s putting in.
Though closely affiliated with Western Sydney’s Lil Spacely, Skeez has hustled to establish his own lane. Releases like ‘Madness‘ and ‘Non-Affiliated’ saw the young artist crystallise aggressive trap anthems about success and loyalty. The Western Sydney native’s latest offering, ‘This Ain’t Easy‘, sees him comfortably swerve from this lane, peeling back the veneers of success these earlier singles so assertively display.
It’s a melodic and raw song about the cost of hustle. It’s a song in which Skeez sings “I apologise when I turn up late, not really perfect when you gotta bring it”. It’s a lyric that sets the tone early on in the track for a journey through the life of somebody who’s working hard to better themselves and their artistry, often at the cost of personal relationships.
Big Skeez is an artist who knows what he wants. On ‘This Ain’t Easy‘, he’s showing you that he’ll take the inherent losses that come with this life, bouncing back a stronger man than he was before. Stream ‘This Ain’t Easy‘ below.