The fact that AKSZN is AKONIxx’s first full body of work is wildly impressive. AKONIxx uses the eight tracks on AKSZN to put his talents on full display and makes it clear he should be considered a part of the next wave of Chicago artists. The tape makes a big impact right away with Black Boy Joy, which is probably my favorite track off the tape. The booming production, melodic flow, and catchy hook all make this track a standout one and something I’ll keep coming back to in the future. Black Boy Joy isn’t the only track worth checking out though and there are plenty of creative sounds to be found here. Some others I have been digging are Night Is Young, Dash (ft. Saint Millie), and Problems. Listen to the entirety of AKSZN below.