“If I die before I wake..”, the first line from If I Die Today, the new single from rising Boston emcee Fade, sets the tone for a smooth yet defiant record that has already amassed thousands of organic plays on Soundcloud and engagement from hungry hip-hop fans. Produced by Simon SMTHNG, the track offers a modern day boom bap feel with laid back keys and an airy r&b sample, providing the perfect backdrop for Fade to display his personality, wordplay, and lyrical perspective.
The song contains a deeper message, explains Fade: “The price of life is deemed cheap where I grew up, and in many similar places like it around the country. I had some good friends that passed due to senseless violence. And police harassment was and is something common growing up. Life’s too short and can end abruptly. This is the point I wanted to get across with this song.”
The single premiered on popular indie blog NewSickMusic.com and is gaining traction with listeners, media, and influencers alike. Stay tuned for Fade’s upcoming full length project With the Grain, which will have features from Rick Ross, Sir Michael Rocks, Fly Union, and Tye Hill (who has the production credit on the Ross record as well), & more!