Today, prominent Los Angeles rapper and designer David Sabastian partners with HipHopDX to premiere a brand new music video for “Shit Just Got Real” the newest single from his forthcoming album I Am Anti due out later this year. Directed by Alexander Hadden and David Sabastian and executive produced by St. Gian and the Anti Society, the socially conscience project addresses rebellion brewing amid the current events of social injustice.
David explains, “#SHITJUSTGOTREAL is the news. I wanted to make a song reflective of today’s social climate. We live in a decaying society and people are growing tired and angry. This song represents that rage. There are a lot of bullet points captured in this song that mirror how fucked up this world is becoming. I really was getting kicked out of my house. I really got a note on my door to move out. This song is my life and was created to inform the world on the issues we have to get through. #SHITJUSTGOTREAL is a WAR song.”
“Shit Just Got Real” is Sabastian’s follow-up to his colorful first single “Duh,” where he paid tribute to 90’s hit makers Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Ma$e and Busta Rhymes. Declared as “fresh heat” by AllHipHop, “Duh” is Sabastian’s aesthetic interpretation of pop culture and the new wave’s utopia. HipHopDX raved that Sabastian “created a winner and the visuals are too dope to ignore.”
Making his own splash in 2012 with the Napoleon Complex mixtape, Sabastian gained attention from tastemaker sites like Complex, 2Dopeboyz, HipHopDX, ThisIs50, FistInTheAir and the LA Weekly called David “A Rapper and Fashionista On The Verge.” The mixtape’s first music video Pussy Marijuana independently achieved nearly 1 million views on YouTube. His second video “Plankin’,” received impressive rotation on MTV Jamz and critical acclaim on MTVU.
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David Sabastian is a multi-talented rapper, fashion designer, artist and painter from Los Angeles. In fashion, Sabastian had designed for more than 25 brands by the time he was 21 years old including Deisel, Dim Mak, Dimepiece, Live Mechanics, Christian Audigier, Teenage Millionaire, Wesc, RVCA among others. Sabastian started the #1 trend in Los Angeles customizing Timberland boots and designed the iconic Jesus Is My Homeboy t-shirt craze. Sabastian’s paintings have circulated in Los Angeles galleries where he gained a reputation for his hard work and great taste. Sabastian is truly a renaissance man who designs his own album covers, wardrobe and artwork for promotion.
Sabastian grew up with a diverse mix of culture, religion and taste with an African American Baptist preacher mother and a Polish Jewish rabbi father. The experience taught him to celebrate what makes him different from the rest of the world. And through music he exposed his innermost fears, regrets, passions, experiences and insecurities.
ABOUT ANTI SOCIETY
ANTI Society is a self-sustaining music, fashion and lifestyle brand representing the face of the new youth culture in Los Angeles. The idea manifested in June of 2012 via artist, designer, and tastemaker David Sabastian during his quest to identify unique individuals who shared his taste in true authentic creative expression. The end result was the Artist Network Transforming and Influencing Society, or ANTI Society.