Rich Brian embraces his new era in life on new ‘1999’ EP

Rich Brian's newest EP 1999 is a sense of rebirth for his personal life and musical career.

Rich Brian attends the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘MULAN’ at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, US, on March 9. (AFP/Jesse Grant)

About Rich Brian

Brian Imanuel Soewarno, professionally known as Rich Brian, was born on September 3, 1999. The Indonesian rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer is known for his viral single “Dat $tick” which was released back in March 2016 on Soundcloud under the former name Rich Chigga. Even before he started releasing music, Rich Brian had a great internet presence on social media platforms like Vine and Twitter, where he released dark sketch comedies. In an interview, Rich Brian revealed that he learned English from watching YouTube videos and listening to American rappers like Childish Gambino, 2 Chainz, and Macklemore. Soon after the viral recognition from “Dat $tick”, Rich Brian signed to 88Rising in 2017 where his musical career skyrocketed.

Rich Brian / 1999

1999 — Track by Track

The overall theme of Rich Brian’s newest EP is change and rebirth in his personal life, which heavily influences the tone and mood of the album. Compared to his previous albums Amen and The Sailor, the songs in 1999 provide a deep insight into his current life. The tracks relate to his relationships, personal struggles, and therapy, while also including how he’s evolved into living his life unapologetically. 1999 has a production style similar to BROCKHAMPTON, which also includes the pop retro-tinged production that a lot of pop artists have done recently.

Rich Brian / Don’t Care Music Video
Rich Brian / Love In My Pocket Music Video

The Takeaway

Overall, Rich Brian’s 1999 is a symbol of personal growth as a young adult. This EP also signifies the rebirth of how he chooses to live his life — freely and unapologetically. Rich Brian knows where he is at in his personal life and his career and is now confident in the way he chooses to share his art.

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