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Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Video Premiere: Pasha ‘Purple Pudding’

Pasha (Label Submitted)

About Purple Pudding video Pasha says:

The video is made by William Blodfield. I came up with the idea of being killed by a woman and he did the rest. It was really cold to die outside but fun story, the snake in the video belongs to the main actress. I told her to bring the snake as a joke but she didn’t get that and ended up bringing it to the set. It was scary as f**k!

The Hype Magazine got Pasha to weigh in on a few things:

From the outside looking in, who is the artist Pasha?

I use my real name, Pasha, because of two reasons. One, it’s a dope ass name. And two, I don’t want to hide my personal life from the music. It’s all the same thing to me. If I called myself something else I could put on a persona…  With that being said I’m the cutest rapper. I make sweet tunes and look cute. That sums me up.

What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?

I grew up with MTV always on at my house so music was a part of my upbringing. I grew up as the biggest Eminem fan as a kid so through that I started with the music. I always loved being on stage and grabbed every chance I had as a kid to get on stage, most of the time rapping. At the age of 9, I never really had a plan B in life.  

What do you want people to get from your music?

I want to spread good vibes and all that good stuff but not in a corny way. I hope people really just feel a good vibe when they hear my music. Smile. Just take your mind off whatever for a few minutes.

Tell us about your current project.

I dropped my album PARK. back in May. It’s fucking fire! And I got some more projects on the way. Stay tuned for more videos also!   

For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you as an artist?

I would say “Tie-Dye” and “Prettyboi Bounce.” Those two songs are key elements of me. They’re funky but hard and trippy at the same time. They also have an old school vibe to it with a hint of what’s next in the future! I feel like it shows many sides of me. It’s always hard to fit it all into one song but these tracks got like a good 40%.  

Tell us a bit about your work and passions OUTSIDE of music…

I don’t really have that much besides music, haha. I don’t really do shit. I’m just at home watching Youtube videos and jerk off. I’m really a nerd with no passion. I like Batman though, huge Batman fan. It’s so boring saying hanging out with friends. That doesn’t make me sound special. I never read a book in my life ‘cause comics don’t count. If I’m not in the studio or performing I’m probably home having panic attacks or something.  

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” aka WTF?! Moment…Last year for new years, me and my friends rented a cabin at a ski resort.  I don’t know how to ski but i still joined for the parties and shit. But the first night everybody got so fucked up that everybody started fighting each other and all hell broke loose. I remember being almost the only one that just sat there watching everybody fight, cry, make up, and then fight again. It was like a wack ass American Pie movie.   

Comments from the label (Toothfairy):

Pasha is truly one of the most exciting hip-hop acts emerging from Norway’s rap-scene. Despite being only 23 years old, Pasha has already created buzz in media such as NME, Clash Magazine, Rap Nation, Highsnobiety and Rap City with his unique and playful style.

Blending nostalgic 90’s vibes with quirky, playful and funky hip-hop, Pasha’s first singles ‘Around the Area’ and ‘Colorblind’ received great feedback topping Spotify’s viral lists all over Scandinavia and being featured on The Ride Channel and YouTube tastemakers Rap City. His recent radio bangers “Prettyboi Bounce” and “I Don’t Speak French” became instant classics in the Nordic youth scene with multiple listings on Norway’s biggest radio stations and hype in the international blog scene.

Building his following through the live scene, Pasha played more than 40 shows in 2017 including shows at X GAMES in Oslo, Øyafestivalen, Slottsfjell and Skral. Looking down 2018, Pasha might play even more as his explosive live shows has just started to erupt outside of Norway, playing shows in Germany, Switzerland and Denmark.

With new music and big shows coming, things are looking up for NME’s spotlight artist. Featuring productions from Grammy Nominee Coucheron, Pasha continued to blend his attitude and 90’s flow with upbeat electronic funk, securing support from Rap Nation and Clash Magazine with his recent single P.Y.G.



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