Nimsins "It’s Been A Long Time Since I Cried- 6 Track EP

East Oakland's Lo-Fiction representer Nimsins releases the audio portion of "It’s Been A Long Time Since I Cried", describe by Nimsins as "an audio-visual journey into my psyche." Earlier this month the Lo-Fiction crew dropped visuals for "Nike Check" described in an KQED piece by OG Penn as " illustrates the permanent pursuit of the purse.

 

Official release statement:

Inspired By The Hyper-Masculinity and Misogyny instilled in Young Black Boys Primarily. Although it’s just as prominent in all boys of color.
This Ep is an ode to all the people out there who struggle with their emotions, repression, depression, and even being desensitized in your reality.

Each Track (besides the intro) has a visual which directly reflects the mood and energy of the said song. The First Visual Will Be Released March 1st.

The Entire Project Was Produced By; @jesusgt
Recorded /Mixed/Mastered By; Dj Ammbush @ammbush 

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