Passport Rav and Dre Skuffs recently went on an indie tour too London. Both artists are from Jersey, with a Jamaican background and when they visit the island the term “you come from foreign” is a typical response in conversation. While getting their passport stamps on the road, performing at multiple venues and hitting up Fubar Radio for a cypher that jumpstarted their forthcoming collaborative EP The Foreigners; which will be released imminently and you can surely expect them back on the road again soon.
Today, they release a new single entitled, “Every Time,” which speaks on the social injustices of American society today. The haunting instrumental is provided by Virginia producer Lace434. Rav mentions “performing blck evil in London, saw the faces of people that understood, but can’t relate the way that we do…” Dre Skuffs also gives his take, discussing the blatant agenda against black people and how social media is also spreading these truths.
Take a listen (and download) to the first single from The Foreigners EP and be on the lookout for their joint project soon!
Although he literally experienced “Delayed Flights” while traveling throughout Europe, this self produced song from Passport Rav means something a bit deeper. Though Rav considers himself to be a late bloomer, we are all on a flight in life and while some of us are on a delayed one, you will none the less reach your destination. Do not rush the process!!!
“I know I took a little long I was stuck up in my zone trying to find a way to grow” Rav sings on this track from his forthcoming Gentrified Snacks EP which will be released this fall. Rav aims for his music to take the listener to a deeper place of thought. Watch the video and see if you can reach that place.
May is “Mental Health Awareness Month” and Mental health has been a topic of discussion as of late. It seems as if the chaotic confusion of today is pushing people into a deeper space of consciousness, or completely off the edge of mental stability. On this self produced new record Passport Rav is taking you to a place of SURRENDER.
“Do not resist the pain, allow it to be there. Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness or whatever form the suffering takes. Witness it without labeling it mentally. Embrace it. See how the miracle of surrender transforms deep suffering into deep peace…” – Eckhart Tolle
On “Blck Evil” I talk about the conscience of being a black man in America and the struggles one may face. I am not only black every day. I am also human everyday and have a constant battle of upholding good mental health.
Passport Rav is heading to London for his first overseas show. 6/9 at Box Park in Croydon, London.