One of Florida rap’s underground kings, Pouya has been keeping his hungry fans fed with versatile flows and heavy bass beats for the better part of a decade. Taking a step back to slow down and look within himself, the Miami native announces dirt/hurt/pain/, his next mixtape. The five-piece collection offers the perfect combination of Pouya’s dark and brooding lyrics mixed with upbeat melodies and booming 808’s, courtesy of Mikey The Magician, Rocci, and more. Featuring appearances from BAKER YA MAKER, Lu Baby, and MAIKA, dirt/hurt/pain/ arrives on February 11th, independently released, as always, by Pouya himself.
On lead single, “Never Enough,” Pouya links up with Lu Baby, a frequent collaborator who Pouya most recently brought on the lead single “Walk In” from Blood Was Never Thick As Water Tour this past fall. The track opens with Lu’s voice emulating the sound of a choir before Pouya comes in with his heavy bass beats. Providing an introspective look at what it currently feels like inside his own mind, Pouya raps, “They say to live in the present but at the moment I’m stressing / Too many pressure building situations I’ve been dealing with daily.”
Prior to his new mixtape announcement, Pouya released videos for “Stuck In Admiration” and “One Deep In The Fleetwood,” both off of his latest full-length album, Blood Was Never Thick As Water. Packed with mosh pit-ready bangers and introspective anthems alike, the project is a versatile effort, allowing Pouya to flex his range and introduce himself to new fans. The album was executive-produced by Pouya’s longtime collaborator and friend, Mikey The Magician, and features additional production from Rocci and Ivan Ramirez, amongst others.
An iconoclastic figure who’s collaborated with everyone from $uicideboy$ to Juicy J, Pouya grew a massive fanbase with SoundCloud singles, independent albums, and visceral live performances. The prolific artist has released four studio albums–Underground Underdog, FIVE FIVE, The South’s Got Something to Say, and Blood Was Never Thick As Water–along with multiple mixtapes with fellow Buffet Boys rappers like Fat Nick and Boobie Lootaveli. In July 2021, Pouya made a triumphant return to Rolling Loud, a festival at which he’s been a fixture since the very first event in 2015, firing up crowds with his vast catalog.
With dirt/hurt/pain/, Pouya bares his soul, fearlessly determined to show the world that he should never be underestimated. Stay tuned for more from Pouya as 2022 moves along.
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