Happy Friday everyone!
Yesterday, I jumped the gun a bit and released my newest Caviar Dreams single “Baka Ga Kirai” on Audiomack and Bandcamp (where it’ll reside for the foreseeable future). In the spirit of celebrating “Bandcamp Friday,” I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it and getting more politically-charged on this track.
Over the last year-plus, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been less about just “mental health awareness” and more revolutionary and “we’ve got to stand together” in my music. It’s been a shift, but one that isn’t entirely unfounded. During my J dot Speed days, I was pretty political. This is more of a return to that form than me doing something different and foreign.
I wanted to hold off on releasing “Baka Ga Kirai” (roughly translated from Japanese as “I hate idiots”) until I was sure I was ready for what could come of it. I mean, it’s a track that talks about the fallacies in politics, race relations and more. I was aware that I ran the risk of “alienating” some of my fanbase who’d came to me as just “the bipolar rapper from Baltimore.” As I showed with “Caviar Dreams,” I don’t care about sugarcoating my truths anymore. The entirety of Caviar Dreams: The Revival of the No-Fi King is about giving people protests in music while still giving realistic protest music. I liken the album, in some ways, to my Victory Lap type of project. Like Nipsey Hussle, I gave people the realest music I could and reveled in my self-made nature. That’s still while giving people tips and tools to elevate themselves while realizing my own faults.
Check out the track above via Bandcamp and Audiomack and remember to support dope music in all its forms.