For those unfamiliar, talented artists from all over the eastern sections of Los Angeles are beginning to deliver some pretty significant contributions to their region’s current resurgence — which most critics have rightfully declared to be the West Coast’s strongest musical movement since ’90s gangsta rap was all you heard while cruising down the area’s major, graffiti-laden streets. One of the most skilled rappers from that new class is DSO8T3’s Dystopia, a fiercely-energetic Pico Rivera emcee with plans to drop a new EP known as DEATH TO DYSTO! in the very near future. To support the aforementioned release, Dystopia is debuting a self-directed video for its speaker-shattering, visceral lead single, “F*ck That.”
Dystopia defines the lyrical direction of his latest release as “unapologetic and raw.” According to the 21-year-old southern California representative, this neck-snapping new track was created to anger some, connect with like-minded riot-starters and generally shake shit up; hard-hitting rap music tends to be in its most effective and potent form when it’s the enemy of complacency and comfort. “Your daddy’s a cop? Well, f*ck your daddy too! I don’t play with what I say!” Dystopia spits on “F*ck That.”
The release of “F*ck That” and its accompanying visual couldn’t come at a better time for its creator, who just lined up a leading role in a short film known as A Second Chance; at the time of this piece’s publishing, that vignette — billed as “anti-gang short film based on a true story” — has brought in well over a million views in just six months.
You can check out DSO8T3 rapper Dystopia’s new “F*ck That” single and visual above, while the DEATH TO DYSTO! project is scheduled to hit streaming services and similar platforms sometime in the middle of March. Dystopia can be followed on social media through his @DADDYDYSTO moniker.
For more new releases from the West Coast, check out Jay Rock and Mozzy’s “The Other Side.”
- Marissa Ramirez