SIIMBA LIIVES LONG Releases New Single “ONE STONE,” Out Everywhere Now

by the partae

With the final weeks of 2018 coming to a close, Ethopian-American rapper SIIMBA LIIVES LONG is ending the year with a series of singles including last month’s critically acclaimed release “BAD FOR THE SOUL” featuring KAMAU. Reflecting on a year that included new track releases, two music videos- “HOOKED” and the cypher style video for “BAD FOR THE SOUL-,” and a series of live performances including a jaw-dropping hook suspension stunt at Treble FM’s one-year anniversary show, SIIMBA is now ready to wrap up one of the most pivotal years in his career to date.

Today, SIIMBA is unveiling his fifth single this year titled “ONE STONE.””ONE STONE” picks up where his November 2018 single “DON’T MIIND,” an ode to the pitfalls of dating in modern times, left off. While more somber than “DON’T MIIND,” “ONE STONE” takes a raw and sobering look at an emotionally disconnected relationship where communication has broken down completely. “The song “ONE STONE” was inspired by a conversation I was having with a girl,” explains SIIMBA. “We were texting while I had beats playing in the background. I began responding to her texts with voice notes that were songs applying to our conversation. At one moment, I said ‘Chill with me while I’m working on music. We can kill two birds with one stone,’ she responded with something snarky and I came back with the current chorus of ‘ONE STONE.'”

Up next for SIIMBA, an artist NPR describes as “sportive yet serious, playing equal parts esoteric and quizzical,” he will be gearing up for the release of new sonic series VIICES. The project follows a whirlwind trajectory for the African-American rapper who was born in New York, and raised in a myriad of places from Ethiopia to Washington DC to New Jersey, and currently resides in BrooklynHis debut music video, “Cocaine Biimbie,” made quite the splash among critics and featured the emcee return to his Ethiopian roots. A cut from SIIMBA’s 2017 project,  “Zemenay’s Gemiinii,” stand out tracks “Cocaine Biimbie,” “Info-Red,” and “W.I.A.” awarded SIIMBA critical praise from tastemakers including NPR, Noisey, FADER, Complex, DJ Booth, Hot New Hip Hop, and more.

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