Video: Pouya – “The Wages Of Sin Is Death“
The Miami Native Prepares to Meet His Fate in a Moody and Artistic Clip from His New 5-Track Mixtape dirt/hurt/pain
“He’s one of the most creative minds in music right now. His songs are always versatile and complex considering he fills them with a plethora of true stories and experiences, and his music videos never disappoint even slightly.” – Lyrical Lemonade
He came up in the Miami scene with his aggressive mosh pit anthems, but Pouya‘s recent music has mixed that chaotic energy with deep introspection and textured instrumentals. Serenely brooding as he prepares to meet his maker, Pouya shares “The Wages Of Sin Is Death,” his latest music video. Produced by Pouya’s frequent collaborator MikeyTheMagician, who layers ghostly vocal samples over wailing sax and snapping percussion, “The Wages Of Sin Is Death” is a smoky and ethereal rumination on the inevitability of death. With a title taken from a New Testament verse, the song is heady, but not bleak, as Pouya resolves to maximize the limited time he has left: “I’m just trying to win, in this world full of nonsense,” he spits. In the video, shot in crisp black-and-white by Dad Filmed It and cinematographer Paulo Fontora, Pouya sits in a dark dungeon, bravely facing his fate in the form of a man with a sharp sword and an executioner’s hood.
“The Wages Of Death Is Sin” is the latest music video from dirt/hurt/pain/, Pouya’s new mini-mixtape. Filled to the brim with booming bass beats and jazz-infused melodies, the new mixtape finds Pouya reflecting on the company he keeps as the 27-year-old rapper enters the second decade of his successful career. The tape is home to “Never Enough” featuring Lu Baby, a recent single that borrows from traditional East Coast rap sounds and provides a thoughtful look at what it feels like to be inside Pouya’s mind, and other highlights like “Serpent,” a song with a similar biblical bent to “The Wages Of Sin Is Death.” With production from Mikey The Magician and Rocci, plus contributions from MAIKA and Noi Bruno, and featuring appearances from from Baker Ya Maker, Lu Baby, and MAIKA, dirt/hurt/pain/ is available everywhere now.
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. With an appearance from Denzel Curry, his Fall 2021 album Blood Was Never Thick As Water is packed with mosh pit-ready bangers and introspective anthems alike, allowing Pouya to flex his range and introduce himself to new fans. 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.
Watch “The Wages Of Sin Is Death”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VJR3Jv1JEc
Buy/Stream dirt/hurt/pain/: https://smarturl.it/DIRTHURTPAIN
- The Wages of Sin is Death
- all my days feel the same ft. BAKER YA MAKER
- Never Enough ft. Lu Baby
- Don’t Trip (promise me the world) ft. MAIKA
Credit: Shawn Alicea & Julian “The Brain-Wave” Alicea
To be fully independent as an artist in this day and age is to know your musical & creative worth; trusting the process and fully believing in your project. For Miami native Kevin Pouya, better known as Pouya, there’s been no hesitation as he’s climbed through the ranks from his humble Soundcloud beginnings to upwards of 3.9 million monthly Spotify listeners, a number that’s consistently growing.
With a devout fanbase and the constant itch to not only make great music, but the love of helping his community and giving back, Pouya is becoming a household name. Ever-expanding through genre defying beats, he’s leaving no stone left unturned as he creates music to be angry to, to get hyped to, to be sad to and every emotion in between – vocally exuding his story & becoming more and more relatable – building and unbreakable bond between him & his fans.
With the success of his previous albums, Underground Underdog, FIVE FIVE, The South’s Got Something to Say, and Blood Was Never Thick As Water, alongside multiple mixtapes with underground veterans Fat Nick & Boobie Lootaveli, multiple international tours under his belt, and working with stars such as Juicy J, The Ying Yang Twins, J.I.D & more – this is truly just the beginning for the young rapper. Be on the lookout for yet another project from the Buffet Boys rapper – Pouya is a name you’ll be remembering.
“The Wages Of Sin Is Death”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VJR3Jv1JEc
“Never Enough”: https://smarturl.it/pouyaneverenough
“Stuck In Admiration”: https://youtu.be/2J9wusU0bIM
“One Deep in the Fleetwood”: https://youtu.be/xpotOk1iAC4
Blood Was Never Thick As Water: https://Pouya.lnk.to/bloodwasneverthickaswater
“Dying Slowly”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x3tTWbrnMI
“Wig Split” ft. Denzel Curry: https://youtu.be/fVp73OqkttQ
“The First Step Of Becoming God Is A Bottle To The Face”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9jKsx_eLnw
“Leave Me Alone”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q98BgvD10TM
“Walk In”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ptUnY0q5E
Bio, photos, and streams available here: https://audibletreats.com/pouya/