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Channelling Frustration into Positivity, Rapper Airliftz Dives Into Pop-Punk With New MV

today14 March 2022

Background


Particularly in the past few years, rap and punk have formed a cohesive bond – just look at rapper Machine Gun Kellyβ€˜s recent album and even artists like Vic Mensa, who shifts through a wide range of genres seamlessly in one song.

As this shift happened, some strict rock artists have begun expanding into other realms, such as hip-hop and vice versa.

While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a mixture of these specific two genres in Malaysia, local rapper Airliftz dipping his toe into pop-punk in his latest music video, β€˜Not Today’ is definitely worth a listen.

β€œI wrote β€˜Not Today’ based on my own story. Being physically different, music gave me the opportunity to really just let out my emotions during the times when I felt like giving up.

β€œIt gave me the tools to really express how tough it was to be looked down upon; navigating people telling you that you’re not going to make it, feeling worthless, and…

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Written by: Karissa Lund


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