Christian hip-hop artist YB blazes a trail with new music video, “Fire Emoji.” The visual is the third single off his highly anticipated new album God Still Has Soldiers 2 which drops on March 7th and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.
“Fire Emoji” has YB lit up with vibrant color schemes to intensify his thought-provoking lyrics. On a trap inspired beat that includes an “O Fortuna” sample, YB commands attention with the empathic statement, “No hook!” He delivers rapid wordplay instantly, quickly flowing through his verses with ease and not undermining his vision. “Surrendered to Christ, gave up my life, he covered the bill. Leading a generation back to the father, I’m gon’ do this till I die, I know what permanent is.”
YB understands the significance of making a good first impression. When asked about “Fire Emoji” the talented emcee said, “Fire Emoji” is the opening song on the record. It sets the tone for the entire album. I wanted the song to grab the listener. I believe it did just that. This video took the songs energy to a whole new level.”
The single has picked up steam after premiering on Hip-Hop Vibe. Rapzilla, the top Christian hip-hop music publication, quickly boosted the release. Other hip-hop music publications like EARMILK and The Word is Bond have supported YB as he gets closer to the debut of his new album. The Sarasota, Florida based rapper is highly acclaimed in his city. Sarasota Magazine wrote, "Christian pop tunes have long been perceived as corny derivatives of mainstream trends rather than original styles, but Farris’ [YB] tracks are strong enough to banish that stereotype."
“Fire Emoji” is available now across all music streaming platforms. YB’s new album God Still Has Soldiers 2 releases on March 7th and can be pre-order now on iTunes.