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HANiF TO TOUR NATIONALLY WITH PETE ROCK AND SLUM VILLAGE BEGINNING MARCH 7TH
THE PORTLAND TO HARLEM TRANSPLANT IS RIDING THE SUCCESS OF SINGLES “FEELS SO GOOD” AND “GENTRIFY”
The EP is making waves, thanks to the neck-snapper “Feels So Good,” which chronicles HANiF’s road to the present:
“Back in ’99, I was a young whippersnapper with hoop dreams/ A ratty Timberland coat, a Portland fitted and Wu jeans/ Had only just begun to meddle with rap / For the ciphers I killed at parties but they said I was wack.”
Well, no one’s calling him wack now. Having built a powerful underground rep under former stage name Luck-One, HANiF stepped out from behind the persona and embraced his faith and the power of his government name. With trademark bravado, he challenges societal convention to its very core—case in point, the tongue-in-cheek didacticism of “Gentrify,” a commentary on America’s displaced ghettos.
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