Chris Rivers has rap royalty coursing thru his veins. Being the son of the legendary Big Pun may help you get your foot in the door, but it doesn’t promise longevity. Even though Chris started rapping at a very young age, being the son of one of Hip-Hop’s most beloved artists has undeniably been a gift and a curse.
Big Pun’s legacy creates a very large shadow and its easy to get lost in it, but it hasn’t stopped Chris from showing and proving every step of the way of his young career and bloodlines or not, he is carving out his own very unique space. Chris’ ascent has been organic and steady and has proven that he has the gifts and skills to create his own legacy and identity in the industry. That ascent has lead him to the latest chapter in his career; a new album and a new deal with Mello Music Group.
Today, Chris Rivers announces his new album, G.I.T.U., which stands for ‘Greatest In The Universe,’ an acronym Chris often leaned on and repeated to himself when he was depressed to help push him thru and releases the project’s first single, “Sincerely Me,” which was exclusively premiered by Vibe.
“G.I.T.U. is a title that fully encompasses the feel of this body of work, because it traverses my mental state, loves had and lost, stories of overcoming obstacles; both internal and external while learning to love myself and becoming the best version of who I can be” Chris stated to Vibe. “Both as a person and an artist, this record breaks through the boundaries of my personal limitations. Everyone’s world is their own, everyone has their own universe that they are in control of; and in mine—I’m undoubtedly the “G.I.T.U.”
“Sincerely Me” finds Chris in a very contemplative state, one that he uses to communicate with his father. “Sincerely Me” is a heartfelt homage that I used as a letter to my father, Big Pun. I wanted to tell him about my life and the things I have been dealing with since his passing. My emotions range from forgiveness, hardships to triumph. It’s a lyrically compact display that I feel shows my growth as both a human and as an artist.”
Stream Chris Rivers “Sincerely Me”: https://soundcloud.com/mellomusicgroup/chris-rivers-sincerely-me
You can now pre-order, add and favorite Chris Rivers G.I.T.U.: https://smarturl.it/GITU
Checkout the Vibe Premiere: https://www.vibe.com/2019/06/premiere-chris-rivers-speaks-to-father-big-pun
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