Producer/emcee Hannibal King is back at the DopeHouse with his first release of 2016.
Handling both the production and rapping (because, of course), the NY native drowns himself in alcohol while pondering suicide and all that’s wrong with the world—before, ultimately, coming to the realization that life is actually worth living.
“I wrote the song coming out of a really rough state. Suicidal and depressed, I had to find a way to change my state of being,” King explained to The FADER. “I wrote it at 4 a.m. in the morning in the studio, very not sober. Writing the song helped me get free and realize where I needed to be in my life at that moment. The artistic process of writing the song breathed a new purpose for my life.”
“Don’t Die” will live on Hanni’s forthcoming project of the same name—hopefully, arriving soon. Until then, peep the Adam Ross-directed clip below.