Superstar Pride Paints Pictures: Fast-rising rapper Superstar Pride has released now single and video “Painting Pictures,” and as the title suggests, it’s a lyrically vivid gem.
“I used to be too vulnerable with my music and I was shy, but then I started going through so much shit in life to the point where I can’t hide it,” Pride said in a statement. “It’s like everybody know my business, so I might as well put this shit into the world.”
According to the press release, ‘Painting Pictures’ takes a deep dive into Pride’s intrusive thoughts as his inner monologue contemplates survival. Throughout, the Mississippi newcomer’s lyrics carry a true-to-life feel, leaning into a state of self-reflection that feels relatable. Additionally, ‘Painting Pictures’ was produced by stunnamade (Hunxho) & GlobalKnockz (IceJJFish), and the latter directed the music video as well.”
The lyrics paint a frank, stark lifestory, while the video is very on-the-nose. Superstar Pride is surrounded by pictures, occasionally he’s framed himself, and in a couple of shots he’s actually painting.
See for yourself below.
Superstar Pride Paints Pictures: Superstar Pride’s “Painting Pictures” is out now.
“Cadarrius Pride, affectionately known as Superstar Pride, is an artist on the rise whose name is synonymous with the level of success he envisions for himself. He comes from a small town, moving from home to home, city to city at every opportunity for a better quality of life. Though it was hard to come by, Pride longed for stability. For as long as he can remember, he’s always been in survival mode: never truly coming to terms with the idea of being comfortable. For the most part, life has been one uphill battle for Pride, fighting his way through adversity as a rite of passage towards becoming a man. And in that, he’s not alone. But more importantly, he’s deliberately vulnerable about his growth, evidenced by the emphatic lyrics that complement his Southern drawl. Tracks like the October-released “Painting Pictures” further exploit this concept of self-reflection, amounting to a record that put Pride’s prowess as an emcee into perspective. The viral success of his new single resulted in Pride’s first-ever Billboard Hot 100 entry, debuting at No. 99 and peaking in the top 20 in less than a month.”
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