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Published on February 5th, 2020 | by James Wright

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Slaine Offers A Message Of Hope In New Video “Do What “Do What You Love” Featuring Cyrus DeShield

Boston’s veteran wordsmith has released over a dozen projects since 2004. He has been known for dark vivid storytelling and brutally honest personal narratives steeped in addiction and chaos. The new video for “Do What You Love,” highlights an evolution for Slaine both personally and artistically as he puts forth a message of hope and solidarity. The video can be seen online Below!

“I actually wrote and recorded “Do What You Love,” the day I got a year sober. That was something I thought was impossible for me and it is actually impossible for me alone. It’s not a me thing, it’s a we thing, which is why I wanted to invite other people in recovery to be in this video with me whether they got twenty years or one day. The idea behind this album is all we ever got is this one day.”

“Do What You Love” appears on Slaine’s new album “One Day”, which takes listeners on a journey through pain, loss, reflection, and redemption. Throughout the album, Slaine finds strength and hope in his darkest moments. He rattles the cage of the past to find truth in the present with his trademark sharp delivery, masterful use of language and aggressive cadence. On the “One Day”, Slaine is joined by his La Coka Nostra brethren ILL BILL, Vinnie Paz, Rite Hook, Apathy, Locksmith, and Statik Selektah.

Throughout a music career that spans over a decade in a half, Slaine has released a collection of albums both solo and with La Coka Nostra that are widely regarded as indie hip hop staples. He has worked with icons such as B Real, Everlast, ILL BILL, DJ Premier, Sean Price, Bun B, Sick Jacken, Raekwon, U God, DJ Muggs, Tech N9ne, Swollen Members, Action Bronson, and Statik Selektah among others.

He has appeared in over a dozen feature films including The Town, Gone Baby Gone and Killing Them Softly and acted alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Renner and Harvey Keitel.


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