Two Miami Natives Chop it Up in the Mischievous Video For the Latest Single from Pouya’s Blood Was Never Thick As Water Album
Beloved by his legion of fans for his impish personality and hard-hitting flows, Florida rapper Pouya knows his way around a mosh pit. Sharing a comedic and engaging accompaniment to his latest speaker-obliterating banger, the Miami native shares “Wig Split,” his new music video. Produced by Pouya’s frequent collaborators Rocci, Mike The Magician, and Ivan Ramirez, “Wig Split” mixes clanging 808 cowbells with subsonic bass, providing the ideal canvas for Pouya and fellow Miami rapper Denzel Curry to spit in aggressive cadences. In the video, produced by A Perfect World Production, Pouya works as a valet who, sick of being abused by his employer and covetous of all the fancy cars he has to park, gets his Ferris Bueller on, taking a joyride in an El Dorado before meeting up with Denzel Curry for some rooftop shenanigans. “Wig Split” is the latest single from Blood Was Never As Thick As Water, Pouya’s next album.
An ambitious step forward for the respected artist, the new album finds Pouya expanding his sonic palette to add elements of jazz, dream pop, and even Bay Area-style mob music on tape highlight “One Deep In Fleetwood.” Equally suited for longtime fans and newcomers alike, Blood Was Never Thick As Water complements the cerebral moments with bangers like “Wig Split” and “Out The Mud,” primed to set any festival mosh pit aflame. The album’s title subverts a popular aphorism, as Pouya celebrates a chosen family of artists and friends who accepted his idiosyncrasies and outré creativity in a way that his birth family never could. Featuring previously released songs like the recently released “Leave Me Alone,” the Lu Baby collaboration “Walk In,” and the jazz-inflected “The First Step Of Becoming God Is A Bottle To The Face,” which received a thought-provoking video late last month, Blood Was Never Thick As Water arrives on October 22nd.
An iconoclastic figure who’s collaborated with everyone from $uicideboy$ to Juicy J, Pouya grew a massive fanbase with SoundCloud singles, independent albums, and visceral live performances. The prolific artist released three studio albums–Underground Underdog, FIVE FIVE and The South’s Got Something to Say–along with multiple mixtapes with fellow Buffet Boys rappers like Fat Nick and Boobie Lootaveli. Earlier this year, Pouya made a triumphant return to Rolling Loud, a festival at which he’s been a fixture since the very first event in 2015, firing up crowds with his vast catalog of anthems.
With Blood Was Never Thick As Water, Pouya seeks to introduce his longtime fans to new sides of himself, while showing the rest of the world that there’s much more to the iconoclastic artist than meets the eye.
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