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Seattle Rapper Nissim Releases Self-Titled Album Today, Drops New Single


17 September 2013 No Comment

Today Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly known as D.Black, releases his self-titled album, his first full length work since converting to Orthodox Judaism and beginning his journey as the face of what could be considered a new genre of hip-hop music. Having already released a slew of powerful, uplifting and inspiring tracks, most recently the unprecedented “Sores,” which combined hip-hop and classical Jewish music, Nissim now drops his latest single, “Revered,” to celebrate the album’s release.

“[This is] my favorite record on the album,” says Nissim, “I wanted to bring about awareness, spiritual awareness. This awareness has an impact on our actions and our thoughts. We all have our own wills, desires and goals, and we don’t realize that these things are in opposition to our true strengths and potential purpose.” He finds himself in a unique position in the realm of hip-hop, engaging topics few other rappers have, especially those in the mainstream. Drawing heavily from his faith has been the key to Nissim’s musical re-invigoration, and many of his lyrics explore his personal relationship with a higher power, something he hopes listeners of all faiths can relate to.

Even while traversing existential themes, Nissim conveys a deeply personal feeling with his music, much of it self-produced with a small group of collaborators. “I produced, wrote and performed this song alone,” he says of “Revered,” “I worked with Adam Savel for bass and Ori Hynan on the Djembe, and of course Sam Anderson replayed my string sample and did an amazing solo at the end. I became enveloped in the progression and I had chills and a teary eye moment. I felt the power of this song.”

Check out the song here: https://soundcloud.com/nissim-music/05-revered

Download the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nissim/id697801355

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