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RAPPER/DESIGNER/VISIONARY DAVID SABASTIAN RELEASES POLITICALLY CHARGED SINGLE “AMERICA ON FIRE”

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Los Angeles-bred rapper, producer, director, designer, activist, and all-around visionary DavidSabastian releases the incendiary anthem “America on Fire” today via Believe In Yourself Records/BPG Music/Warner Records. Listen HERE. To accompany the single, Sabastian directed a video as provocative as it is profound. Watch HERE.

America on Fire” opens with an angelic choir, but quickly descends into a barrage of chants, militaristic drum rolls, and claps. Through this score, Sabastian articulates anxieties in the Black community and the fears of living through a pandemic, his booming voice cutting through every second. He balances political messages with spiritual and philosophical concerns, preaching the power of love, positivity, and togetherness while still indicting the wealthy. “It’s all a game and the rich is watching us die for entertainment,” he raps. “N***a, this shit is crazy, we living in The Matrix.” On the hook, he tempers all profundity by gleefully chanting, “Bounce that ass!”

The Sabastian-directed music video is as captivating, insightful, and irreverent as the song itself. As American and Confederate flags are set aflame, Sabastian raps in front of a backdrop of the White House while surrounded by twerking women. Later, he’s spitting from the top of a truck emblazoned the words, “We Are God,” as it winds through the streets of Skid Row. Visually critiquing iconic American images and events (like the Fourth of July), the visual also finds Sabastian calling for justice for murdered Black people like the late Breonna Taylor.

Coming on the heels of his February single “Revolutionary,” “America on Fire” is another exciting step in Sabastian’s new musical journey. He has already left an indelible imprint on the culture as a designer sought out by everyone from OVO to HBO; as an artist with murals coast-to-coast and at ComplexCon; and as an activist with headline-making events such as “The Gucci Bonfire DTLA” and “Last Train to Nowhere.” He also launched his own brand, Skid Row Fashion Week, with a philanthropic mission to house the homeless. His custom pieces have notably been sported by Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Alicia Keys, and many more. Forbes, Flaunt, and more have extensively chronicled his work. Now, Sabastian continues to commit this dangerously dynamic vision to wax with “America On Fire” and the rest of the music on his forthcoming debut album.

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Antonio Breez Drops “I Didn’t Forget” EP

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Back with his 6th Push, Antonio Breez delivers a new 3 pack “I Didn’t Forget“. A 3 song collage produced by LA producer ocean Luciano. The 3 pack starts off with a freestyle by AB full of bars and lyrical wit, the second song “Freaky“ featuring Lord Ju, AB mixes east coast style hip hop and RNB with that LA funk, all while making a relevant sound of the new hip hop climate. Lastly, “On My Way“, the third song on the project is a turn up anthem for anyone with a dream who’s out there getting it. Stay tuned for more music by Antonio Breez in 2021, as this was just an appetizer. Stream the new project on all platforms, and follow @antoniobreez everywhere. 

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nicholis. Brings The Vibes On “Hues + Angles”

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R&B artist. Audio engineer. Videographer. Bass guitarist. VA-natice nicholis. can do it all. But currently focused on the music, today he delivers his debut project in the form of an EP titled “Hues + Angles.” Like J. Cole, the Virginia-bred creative decided to release this album with no features.

Here’s what he had to say about the project:

“Different colors and shapes evoke a specific emotional response within all of us as humans… hence, “Hues + Angles.” I used that as a gateway to expressing love. Whether it was love for myself, love for another woman or even the realization that I may not be ready for a certain type of love yet.”

-nicholis.

All four records were written, produced, mixed, and mastered by nicholis. Himself, giving you the full embodiment of his heart and mind. He plans to release accompanying visuals for all 4 records to promote the EP, so be on the lookout for those. Artists only match this type of musical genii like Russ, Mac Miller, and a few others.

For now, be sure to get familiar and stream “Hues + Angles” in full below, and/or on your preferred DSP. Also follow nicholis. across all social media platforms for updates: @_nicholis.

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@NardoMula Releases “No Kap”

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Charleston, South Carolina artist Nardo Mula just released his new single “No Kap.” Produced by Russian. Listen below via Spotify or on any music platform.

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