PRICE has shared “Amistad” and “Selfish,” two new tracks from his upcoming sophomore album, FOES.
On “Amistad,” the California artist (who is also half of the duo Audio Push) raps about racism, the criminal justice system and a real story from his youth. The accompanying video, which he co-directed with Lex Macon, takes inspiration from the 1997 film Amistad.
“‘Amistad’ is a song that’s actually based on a true story,” PRICE said in a statement. “When I was younger, I used to live next door to an extremely racist family that we use to fight with every other week. I decided to take some of the episodes from that time and do what I do best with them; turn them into a song. The song plays on the events of the movie Amistad as we’re now in the present taking over the slave ship as they did in the movie.”
Meanwhile, “Selfish” features a minimalist beat and guest appearances from Wyclef Jean and Bas. On Instagram, PRICE said Bas’ verse moved him to “grown man tears” and gushed about working with “the legend” Wyclef Jean, who “played the guitar in [his] face.”
FOES is due out March 26. While you wait, watch the video for “Amistad” here:
And listen to “Selfish” below: