Chris Rivers has rap royalty coursing thru his veins. Being the son of the legendary Big Pun may help you get your foot in the door, but it doesn’t promise longevity. Even though Chris started rapping at a very young age, being the son of one of Hip-Hop’s most beloved artists has undeniably been a gift and a curse.
Big Pun’s legacy creates a very large shadow and its easy to get lost in it, but it hasn’t stopped Chris from showing and proving every step of the way of his young career and bloodlines or not, he is carving out his own very unique space. Chris’ ascent has been organic and steady and has proven that he has the gifts and skills to create his own legacy and identity in the industry. That ascent has lead him to the latest chapter in his career; a new album and a new deal with Mello Music Group.
Chris Rivers new album, G.I.T.U., which stands for ‘Greatest In The Universe,’ an acronym Chris often leaned on and repeated to himself when he was depressed to help push him thru will be released on 8-16-19. Today, he premieres the video for the projects lead single, “Sincerely Me,” with HipHopDx.
The visual is a dedication to his father, Big Pun, and Chris recreates some of his father’s biggest videos and moments and includes Chris visiting Pun’s mural.
“From the beginning, “Sincerely Me” was a letter to my father; an homage to him. I wanted to drive that message home with the video as well as give into the comparisons in embracing our similarities; it was great to remake some of his classic videos and pictures but with my own spin on it” Chris lamented. “I want him to know that we are here, we remember him and that a legacy is being carved in my steps and there’s no better way to show all that at once with that subject matter tied to the video. It’s the first video off of G.I.T.U. and I’m just so excited to give ya more.”
“G.I.T.U. is a title that fully encompasses the feel of this body of work, because it traverses my mental state, loves had and lost, stories of overcoming obstacles; both internal and external while learning to love myself and becoming the best version of who I can be” Chris stated. “Both as a person and an artist, this record breaks through the boundaries of my personal limitations. Everyone’s world is their own, everyone has their own universe that they are in control of; and in mine—I’m undoubtedly the “G.I.T.U.”
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EDITOR: La Mont Reed
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