“Education is the key. Once I became educated, there was no stopping me.”
— Parrish Tha Great
Parrish Tha Great is a musical genius who started rapping at the age of 7 while growing up in a tough neighborhood in Detroit, a city well-known for producing hip-hop royalty. His lyrics are inspiring, truthful and fascinating. Combining his experience in the streets of the D with an education in political science and pre-law in D.C. – yes, you read that right – Parrish developed a unique style. His calling was much too strong, though, and after living a double-life as a corporate suit/tie worker by day, and garage-based rapper by night, he decided to follow fully his dreams and pursue what truly made him happy.
His debut album The Awakening tells the story of the sleeping giant that lives deep in the human consciousness. When he could no longer fight his gift and started becoming aware of his ‘true self’, Parrish had a powerful awakening that allowed him to become one with his greatness. All that and more is reflected in his lyrics throughout the upcoming release.
Now, what would make this a sad story would be a terrible collection of mismatched songs that were cringe-worthy at best. Instead, his lead single, and corresponding über-cinematic video, Play To Win, echoes the sentiment that Parrish isn’t playing around – like, at all.
The track and video will be available on iTunes/YouTube on January 19, 2016. For now, though, peep the super impressive trailer and get familiar with Parrish!