Backxwash & Dreamcrusher “Thumbs Down (Not I)”
Adult Swim Singles has shared a new collaboration by New York-based experimental musician Dreamcrusher and Canadian rapper/producer Backxwash as the thirty-third entry in the 2021 program. “Thumbs Down (Not I)” arrives ahead of a slew of solo releases from Dreamcrusher in 2022, as well as a forthcoming collaboration with King Vision Ultra called Centennial Gardens. “I wrote the lyrics with the thought of what a ‘rebel’ is and what it means, and if that meaning has changed,” states Dreamcrusher. “I personally think rebellion is being yourself despite the world and how it treats you. I often think about the crossroads and thin lines between integrity and survival, and these days, with everything being so chaotic (especially for marginalized communities and independent artists). I honestly don’t give a fuck anymore. I just want to create work that I’m proud of, put it out to the world, and eat the fruits of my labor.”
“This was an amazing opportunity to collaborate with one of the artists I admire and I am happy Adult Swim gave me that opportunity,” adds Backxwash. “I think sonically it is the perfect marriage of our styles and that is what collaboration should be all about. Very happy with how this came out”
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