“Little Prince” is Neima Ezza’s new album (out January 26th).
In recent days the artist has revealed the tracklist of the album while still keeping the features secret. The announcement took place through a special experience dedicated to his fans in Milan: in four key locations in the city (Piazzale Selinunte 27, Corso di Porta Vittoria 16, Via Edmondo De Amicis 2, Via Torino 45), each symbolizing significant phases of the his career, four autobiographical shelters appeared.
Each shelter, through a QR code, gives access to the pre-save of “Little Prince” and offers a personal story of Neima Ezza’s artistic journey, explaining how that specific place influenced her music, in different phases.
Today, through his social channels, the rapper shares other details on the upcoming project and reveals the names of the artists who collaborated with him in the creation of some tracks, including old friends and unreleased features. In addition to Simba La Rue in the single “SPEDIZIONE PUNITIVA”, following the order of the tracklist we find the king of Italian rap Gué in “GHETTO LOVE”, Baby Gang in “MAMMA MI DICEVA”, Capo Plaza in “CALLE”, Néza in the song “CALLATE PERSE” and Emis Killa, who Neima involves in “DUE PRINCIPI” after the featuring that saw them together in the latest album of the rapper from Vimercate.
Just as he shows in the Milanese activation linked to the pre-save, in the album Neima Ezza talks about his neighborhood, which is home, the place where the rapper began to express himself through songs: a place full of contradictions, where it is possible forming strong bonds, but also encountering many obstacles. A place where as a child he learned to go around alone and get by, growing up quickly. C
As he grows up, he begins to leave the neighborhood and the usual square, but what is different creates awe and there are many moments in which he feels eyes observing him with distance and suspicion, right there where everyone now asks him for a photo. In other situations, he is the one who looks at what is around him: everything seems shiny, almost easier.
It’s not easy to talk about life in the Zone, but Neima does it in a unique way, strong in the knowledge that everything that happened to him allowed the Little Prince to be what he has become today. Kids who learned to live on the street, who grew up without a lullaby, relationships that end against the background of a neighborhood where it’s difficult to trust and friendships that continue to live, but also revenge and the desire to arrive to thank and repay their own family from the sacrifices made: these are the themes that the artist touches with extreme lucidity, in a direct and never banal way, with the sensitivity that has always distinguished him.
In “Little Prince” he therefore continues his personal storytelling, showing an unparalleled street credibility and exposing the suffering and shortcomings he has had to face in recent years.
INTRO (NEIMA feat. EZZA)
GHETTO LOVE FT. GUÈ
PUNITIVE SHIPPING FT. SIMBA LA RUE
CHILD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
MOM TOLD ME FT. BABY GANG
CALLE FT. CAPE PLAZA
MISSED CALLS FT. NEZA
I’M WRONG TO THINK OF YOU
TWO PRINCES FT. EMIS KILLA
BORN WITHOUT (OUTRO)
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