Dax proclaims on his Twitter feed that 'a year from now I will be one of the biggest hip hop artists in America.' Our $0.02: if he can keep putting out solid-gold singles like this one, 2020 will be the year of the Dax.
On his latest track Dear God, Dax asks the questions he's had his whole life: questions that are honest, and very personal, and infinitely relatable. This song is currently trending on Youtube, and is at almost 10 million views in just over a month. Dear God has also entered the Viral Spotify Top 50 in 10 countries, and more to come. It is not hard to see what all the fuss is about - the vocal flow is effortless, the lyrics are smart, and not overly complicated; and the music video engages viewers with something between the set of HBO's Rome and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. If a single song can dismantle centuries of religious hegemony, and serve as a soul-cry for countless generations of unheeded suffering, this is it. Dear God takes aim at capitalism, group-think, and the difference between true spirituality and the flawed-at-best incarnations of modern religion, all with unspeakable clarity and a bold presence. This adrenalin-infused personal deliberation gives a voice to truth-seekers everywhere, especially men and women of color, who crave better answers to the questions they have about who shaped this world, and how it went so wrong.
Why do I hurt?
Why is there pain?
Why does everything good always have to change?
Dax is a hip hop artist from Canada, based in Los Angeles. This song is featured on our Conscious Hip Hop playlist.
PS: MLK was assassinated in '68, and Malcolm X in '65; so please post any ideas as to why the Roman numeral MCMLXVII is posted in this video, which reads as 1967 to @chillfiltr (it's the same on IG, FB, and Twitter).