We were first interested to Seattle’s Nissim on Jake One’s White Van Music, then he was called D. Black ; and it was an unforgettable song off that album. Although the message remains relatively the same; its nice to hear his sound progress. Nissim and Yosef Brown are responsible for the production which incorporates a lot of different elements.
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While many of today’s hip hop artists engage topics like sex, violence and wealth, Nissim (formerlyD.Black) has let his faith guide his music down a different path. First introduced to the world in 2008 with his song “God Like,” he made waves in the industry with his 2009 album “All ‘Yah,” found himself with a video in MTV rotation, and shared the stage with some of hip hop’s biggest names at festivals like CMJ, SXSW and Capitol Hill Block Party. But even amidst his burgeoning commercial success, a feeling of emptiness compelled him to walk away from music, convert to Orthodox Judaism and delve deeply into the religious teachings of the Torah. Now, hes back, as Nissim and today, he has released the first single, “Unbelievable,” from his forthcoming mixtape, “Miracle Music,” which will drop May 15th for free and will be followed by the release of his new self titled album on July 16th.
With his up-tempo and jubilant song “Unbelievable,” which was produced by Nissim’s business partner, longtime friend, and brother-in-law, Yosef Brown, Nissim expresses themes of overcoming adversity, self-acceptance and celebration that represent the core of his new musical mission. “I wanted to push a very urgent fact, which is; although at times we all become overwhelmed or we may sometimes allow ourselves to fall into a time of self-loathing, or depression, G-d forbid!” Nissim remarks, “We still have to take time and see how far we’ve already come and learn to be happy with that which we’ve already accomplished.” As the first glimpse of material from his upcoming mixtape, “Unbelievable,” sets the stage for a triumphant return of an artist who has truly found his calling.