Video: Fijimacintosh – “Demon Slayer”
The 17-Year-Old Ohio Artist Brings His Unique Visual Perspective to a Highlight from his Satellite Crash Mixtape
Critical Praise for Fijimacintosh:
“NoirIllusions and Fijimacintosh’s “Glock Box” has a playful immediacy uncommon to such low-profile artists, but its cheeriness has an addictiveness that’s tough to deny. The track does a neat trick of giving a song about packing weapons, fucking all night, and foreign cars—rap toolkit shit—an effervescent tone. It’s executed economically, and with a shamelessness that suggests this won’t be the duo’s first visit to these pages.” – Complex
A rap prodigy at the age of 17, Fijimacintosh is already a master of soaring melodies and a curator of a colorful aesthetic. Fighting for his life in a waking nightmare, Fiji’s abilities are put to the test in “Demon Slayer,” his latest video. Premiered by XXL, “Demon Slayer” finds Fiji snapping into action after receiving a mysterious phone call, throwing on his leather jacket and hopping in his foreign car, where he speeds around a nightmare landscape populated by psychedelic animations and beautiful models. Directed by Damien Aku and edited by Damien Oku and Osean, the video evokes many of the most stylish films of recent years, deftly combining images from Drive, Blade Runner 2049, Enter The Void, and many more. Brimming with soaring melodies and saccharine synths, “Demon Slayer” is one of the more radio-friendly tracks on Satellite Crash, released earlier this year. “Demon Slayer” follows the wildly psychedelic video for “Metallic Withdrawals,” the clip for mixtape highlight “Greatful Alive, I Could’ve Died,” which has over 168,000 YouTube views, and the colorful and trippy video for “Wintertime Nights,” which Complex premiered in March.
Spinning sugary melodies over shimmering and atmospheric production, Fiji showcases a competitive songwriting ability. Floating over beats from Go Grizzly, Cassius Jay, Charlie Handsome, Deko, Pooh, and others, Fiji captivates over the length of the tape’s ten tracks, including highlight “Nocturnal Exclipse,” a swirling and wavy new single, premiered earlier by ELEVATOR. The culmination of momentum created by singles “Millennium,” featuring Kid Trunks, which has over 767k plays on SoundCloud, Satellite Crash is a promising portrait of a blossoming artist, as Fiji mutates his style through each infectious track. Featuring appearances from Robb Bank$, A1 Billionaire, SwagHollywood, and Cashonly, Satellite Crash racked up nearly 1.8 million spins on SoundCloud since its release in March. The talented teenager was recently the subject of a short profile in XXL’s The Break Presents series and showed off unique stage presence in opening dates for the likes of Comethazine and Yung Bans.
Watch “Demon Slayer”: https://youtu.be/QpN_0RTiEOE
Listen to Satellite Crash: https://empire.lnk.to/SatelliteCrash
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16-year-old Canton, Ohio native Fijimacintosh has been actively making music since he was 10, releasing songs online under different monikers and taking them down, slowly amassing a fanbase hungry for his melodies and bubbly delivery – before even releasing an official project. With several songs buzzing on Soundcloud and Youtube and after catching the attention of Trippie Redd and XXXtentacion, Fiji landed a deal with independent powerhouse EMPIRE and is gearing up for the release of his debut project Satellite Crash in March 2018, which includes the singles “Wintertime Nights” and “Demon Slayer“.
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“Demon Slayer”: https://youtu.be/QpN_0RTiEOE
“Metallic Withdrawals”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdgXK0oGPyU
“Greatful Alive, I Could’ve Died”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDRVa04QFuk
Satellite Crash: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/satellite-crash/1339916485
“Wintertime Nights”: https://youtu.be/GNPTUdRCHko
“Nocturnal Exclipse” ft. Robb Bank$: https://empire.lnk.to/NocturnalEclipse // https://soundcloud.com/fijimacintosh/nocturnal-eclipse-ft-robb-bank
“Wintertime Nights”: https://empire.lnk.to/wintertimenights
“Millennium” ft. Kid Trunks: https://empire.lnk.to/Millennium