Rising LA rapper and lyricist City James delivers poignant new single “If I Die”, featuring fellow rapper G Yamazawa. The bass-heavy track is the first single off of his forthcoming EP, ‘More Of The Same’, set to release Sept 11th, which will serve as an insight into the Black plight and gives just a glimpse into the various emotions POC may feel in the wake of death and oppression.
Politically driven, City James speaks of the racial injustices that plague the world and what it takes to face them daily. The song samples the famous prayer: “If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my Soul to take.”
“”If I Die” gives a glimpse of what hip hop looks like and means for us.
We’re entering an important time in history where society is recognizing the inequality that we have been living for hundreds of years.” – City James
Carrying the torch as a true lyricist and MC is Inland Empire’s City James who’s here to prove to the world that he’s ready to break down any barriers that stand in his way. Poetically inclined at a young age, City James has developed a special ability to articulate his thoughts and emotions from an outside vantage point of his own life. The perspective of City James gives a rather cinematic view of his world as a father, dreamer and visionary, stuck trying to break through the harsh reality that life actually offers. What we do find out through both his metaphorical depictions and real-life situations is that there is always a light at the end of it all. A true author of his own kind, City’s talents are rooted much deeper than just music; he is an open book for everyone to learn and grow from.