Spiritual Hip Hop from Los Angeles. - Dax: Dear God (music video)
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posted 13 Nov 2019 by Krister Axel
If a single song can dismantle centuries of religious hegemony, and serve as a soul-cry for countless generations of unheeded suffering, this is it.

Dax proclaims on his Twitter feed that 'a year from now I will be one of the biggest hip hop artists in America.' Our $0.02: if he can keep putting out solid-gold singles like this one, 2020 will be the year of the Dax.

On his latest track Dear God, Dax asks the questions he's had his whole life: questions that are honest, and very personal, and infinitely relatable. This song is currently trending on Youtube, and is at almost 10 million views in just over a month. Dear God has also entered the Viral Spotify Top 50 in 10 countries, and more to come. It is not hard to see what all the fuss is about - the vocal flow is effortless, the lyrics are smart, and not overly complicated; and the music video engages viewers with something between the set of HBO's Rome and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. If a single song can dismantle centuries of religious hegemony, and serve as a soul-cry for countless generations of unheeded suffering, this is it. Dear God takes aim at capitalism, group-think, and the difference between true spirituality and the flawed-at-best incarnations of modern religion, all with unspeakable clarity and a bold presence. This adrenalin-infused personal deliberation gives a voice to truth-seekers everywhere, especially men and women of color, who crave better answers to the questions they have about who shaped this world, and how it went so wrong.

Why do I hurt?
Why is there pain?
Why does everything good always have to change?

Dax is a hip hop artist from Canada, based in Los Angeles. This song is featured on our Conscious Hip Hop playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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