Break

Xinister x Blahza

Singapore electronic producer Xinister collaborates with Los Angeles based Asian-American rapper Blahza on ‘Break’. The lo-fi rap tune emphasizes the importance of staying humble while grinding and hustling for that big break. Blahza shares, “Rappers nowadays feel like they have to be loud and obnoxious to get on. This song has a similar message, but approaches it in an opposite style. Plus, with the whole COVID-19 thing going on now, I feel hating is at an all-time high. People seem to be so quick to point fingers.”

Known for his intense, high-energy trap/dubstep tracks which have already been featured on Spotify’s Bass Arcade, Beast Mode, Dubstep Don, and Trap Mojito, ‘Break’ is Xinister’s first hip-hop production. “I want to be more versatile and to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone”, shares Xinister. “With ‘Break’, I was going for a chill COVID-19 stay home vibe. Blahza definitely killed it.”

In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, from their homes on opposite sides of the world in Singapore and Los Angeles, both artists went back and forth to write and produce ‘Break’ without ever having met each other in person. Xinister says, “it’s just two guys from different countries, only talking to each other online, yet we connected with each other instantly.”

“It was pure musical chemistry”, adds Blahza.

How did this collaboration come about?

Xinister: I’m actually a Trap/Dubstep Producer, but there is always a hip hop side to me. When it comes to Trap/Dubstep music, my sound is very intense and energetic. For producing hip hop beats, I try to follow what is going on around me to create a vibe. I made this beat and found Blahza. It was just two guys from different countries, and only talking to each other online. Yet we could connect with each other instantly.

Blahza: Yeh, Jason from Umami Records introduced us. He knew there was musical chemistry there. We didn’t really know each other but were able to connect easily.

What was the vibe you were going for?

Xinister: I was going for a chill Covid-19 stay home vibe. Blahza definitely killed it.

Blahza: The vibe for this track was just to exude confidence. I delivered it in a chill but bouncy flow cuz I really am about what I said on this record. I didn’t feel like I needed to yell or flex something. It just was. The main message in my music and especially this track is to just be me. And make music that is truly different.

What’s the message of the song?

Blahza: Rappers nowadays feel like you have to be loud and obnoxious to get on. I wanted to approach “Break” in an opposite way. The song is about staying humble and not to be unpleasant because you won’t get on that way. That life won’t really happen like you want it to if you push your way too hard.

Xinister, this is your first hip hop track, what made you do it?

Xinister: I want to be more versatile and to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I’m working with some friends to create more new exciting sounds too, which I hope to release in the next few months, stay tuned.

Any last words?

Xinister: Stay away from all that negative news and energy. Keep positive ✌🏻
Blahza: Stick to your guns/ideas but remain humble, the big headed people can’t last.

[Verse 1]
Staying up late
Got me thinking out the box
Full meal on my plate
Got some food for my thought
Big rack full of weights
Like a big stack rocks
Cool how that sound great
Now I’m busting at the opps
Turn the snare up
Kick up
Bass up
Whole ounce is to the face
Like a bass drum
Am I down to get money
I been hitting all day
I been carrying the pack
Like a fuckin freight train
Now how many rappers you know
That’s gon switch up they flow
Like 6 times in a record
I swear that I think that you thought it’s a record
As many times I done did slaughtered a record
Might catch some attention
But I ain’t feel pressure
I get it the long way
Too long you can’t measure
I’m sick like Corona
This not influenza
I’m spitting that fire
But I’m not in Firenza

[Chorus]
All these thoughts in my head
Got me staying up late
When you ain’t got time
Tell me why you wanna wait
And you ain’t no God
Tell me how you see ya fate?
Big headed motherfuckers
Never catch a big break
Big headed motherfuckers
Never catch a big break
Big headed motherfuckers
Never catch up

[Verse 2]
And you motherfuckers
Still playing catch up
Big bank take lil bank
Back up
Hitting beats over seas
Watch it stack up
Think I’m broke
Bro you tripping
Don’t act up
Wake up got a check
In the mail
I ain’t got no boat
I could still set sail
Train wreck
Got me going off the rail
Sell dirt to earth
Sell water to a whale
Ima hustler baby
You know what it is
Report dependents
I ain’t got no kids
I be swiping sliders
At saks off fifth
This a Gucci hat
I don’t shop at Lids
I got got em stupid
I’m getting em stuck
Ima play that I’m broke
And my plays ain’t go up
Cuz I rather be humble
Then cocky as fuck
Bro we not one of them
They not one of us

[Chorus]
All these thoughts in my head
Got me staying up late
When you ain’t got time
Tell me why you wanna wait
And you ain’t no God
Tell me how you see ya fate?
Big headed motherfuckers
Never catch a big break
Big headed motherfuckers
Never catch a big break
Big headed motherfuckers
Never catch up