Video: Nissim – “Revered”
Seattle Rapper Nissim Releases Epic New Visual For Latest Single From His Self-Titled Album, Available Now
Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly known as D.Black, has released a series of powerful and unprecedented tracks from his recently dropped self-titled album, and now presents a stunning and epic visual to accompany the song “Revered.” Infusing his music with lyrical content and ideology inspired by his conversion to Orthodox Judaism has made Nissim a truly unique artist within the hip-hop genre, and has garnered him media attention from both the international hip-hop and Jewish communities.
The new video, directed by Sawyer Purman and Ben Anderson of Altrac Productions, finds Nissim wandering through deserts and mountains, his own journey mirrored by a group of nomads also seemingly on a spiritual quest. Sprawling landscapes, sun-drenched horizons, and vibrant, glowing star-filled skies echo the passion of the track, which explores broad themes of spiritual awareness and man’s relationship to a higher power. “The desert indicates a sense of futility, and a lack of life,” says Nissim, “We all search on the daily for fulfillment and we love to have control over our own lives and take responsibility for our successes. And many times we don’t realize that we are saying to the divine, ‘Leave, I don’t need you. In fact, I can rule this world, my world.’ ”
Having experienced the ups and downs of his own internal spiritual struggle, and subsequently the rejuvenation brought by a reconnection to his faith, Nissim knew the locations in the video would perfectly compliment the ideas he hoped to convey with the track. “In a place where it’s desolate and there are no buildings, city life, work, TV, etc, to hide behind,” he says, “The war between man and G-d will truly take place.” A remarkable image of Nissim standing atop a vast mountain waving a white flag perhaps provides his ultimate answer to who will always win this war.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6dRBFGUkrM
Download the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nissim/id697801355
Nissim is a Seattle based recording artist/producer, who made his first impression nationally in 2008 as D.Black, on producer Jake One’s label, White Van Music, with the song “God Like”. While his earlier recordings were filled with tales of guns, drugs and violence, it was in 2009, with the release of Ali’ Yah that he quickly grabbed eardrums. The album was showered with accolades, landing the #12 spot on Amazon’s “Outstanding Album’s You Might Have Missed” list. It entered the CMJ Hip Hop Charts at #16, peaked at #4 for five weeks, and remained in the top 20 for nine weeks. The album’s first music video “Yesterday” entered rotation on multiple MTV networks. He performed at some of the countries most esteemed music festivals including; CMJ, SXSW, Capitol Hill Block Party, and Bumbershoot and shared the stage with NaS, Mos Def, Macklemore, Freeway, Rhymefest, Boot Camp Click and Bun B to name a few. As D.Black he teetered on the verge of becoming a household name in the underground, but something was missing, and the man who would become Nissim, found himself in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After a two-year hiatus and converting to Orthodox Judaism, Nissim dropped his former moniker and adopted a new name. He began a new journey, and in his own words aimed “to make music that inspires and elevates this world, to the world of spirituality and divine purpose.” Not your average MC, Nissim’s work is multidimensional, combining energy and passion, with a deep focus on personal growth through times of struggle.
“Revered” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6dRBFGUkrM
“Sores” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OrT8RV_mVk&feature=youtu.be
“World Heroes”: https://soundcloud.com/nissim-music/world-heroes/s-cGxaH
“Live For Now”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKA5BuGVIKo
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/nissim/