WITH HIS MOVING COMMENTARY ON POLICE BRUTALITY, $NOT DONATES PROCEEDS OF “CAN YOU HELP ME” TO NON-PROFIT ENGAGE MIAMI, IN AN EFFORT TO PROMOTE VOTING WITHIN THE MILLENNIAL COMMUNITY.
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|[FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020 — NEW YORK, NY] Today, rapper $NOT releases a timely social justice anthem “Can You Help Me”. Composed of $NOT’s signature melodic sound and moving lyrics, “Can You Help Me” is a plea for help for the Black Community in the fight against police brutality. Following the release of $NOT’s acclaimed album – TRAGEDY + that led him to be named “The reigning underground king of alternative rap” by Teen Vogue, $NOT has recently been in Miami working on new music. A few days after George Floyd was tragically murdered $NOT took a break to get these words off his chest. “Can You Help Me?” is $NOT’s visceral response to the long history of social injustice and the murdering of Black people in the U.S and all over the world. The single’s cover art is inspired by the iconic photograph taken during the 1967 Milwaukee riot. The riot was one of the 159 race riots that swept across the country during the “Long Hot Summer of 1967”.
In addition, proceeds of “Can You Help Me?” will be donated to Engage Miami, an organization that promotes civic education and voting literacy among the youth of South Florida where $NOT is from.
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About: Engage Miami takes down barriers and builds bridges to equitable civic leadership through voter registration, civic education, and organizing campaigns on the issues that matter to young people in Miami. We’re building political power for young people in South Florida so we can make sure the future is better for everyone, and it’s working. In the 2020 cycle we are registering more than 20,000 young voters and using our civic education to convert high-potential voters to highly-consistent voters who reliably turn out for every single election. Our civic education will make sure young people are fluent in civic power and are not left out of elections and advocacy due to a lack of access to knowledge and leadership development. We’re changing the narrative to make sure young people are front and center, that our values and vision are a powerful force for change, and that we are organized to flex that power effectively.
Morphing between the alternative rap styles of the late 2010s, Florida-based rapper $NOT built his name with a relaxed approach to the era’s trap sonics.
Making his musical debut with the 2017 single “By Myself,” rapper $NOT’s early career was defined by the D.I.Y. ethos of the era. Dipping his toes into numerous key scenes, the rapper’s early releases varied from Atlanta-esque circular trap to the brash, screaming ragers of his South Floridian contemporaries. Continuing to adapt and evolve, the young musician spent 2018 on more melancholic terms, adopting a more muffled, un-emotional tone for ironically gloomy singles like “Stamina” and “Lovely.” His first project came with the five track EP The Ti$$ue Files; released in April 2018, the EP embodied the lo-fi sonics of his career thus far, providing an experimental mix of lethargic trap anthems.
The rapper’s breakout hit was soon to arrive with the October 2018 single “GOSHA,” adopting the laid-back delivery of his signature work thus far, he quickly racked up tens of millions of streams across platforms worldwide. With a strong fan base behind him, the rapper continued to experiment throughout 2019 (even venturing into country-trap for single “Billy Boy”) before kicking off 2020 with his debut album, – TRAGEDY +. The March project, true to $NOT’s tried-and-tested approach, added fresh production touches to his blend of chilled-out trap, including key hits “Moon & Stars” and “Beretta.”
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