DijahSB shares “Overtime feat. Chris Castello”; “rapping about survival” (Fader)

March 19 2021

Toronto-based rapper DijahSB today shares their new single “Overtime feat. Chris Castello” ahead of their forthcoming album Head Above The Waters out April 23rd, 2021. Listen to the catchy, adrenaline-fueled single HERE and pre-order the album HERE.

Dijah, born Kahdijah Payne, is a clever and agile emcee whose rhymes are as witty as they are honest. They take a balanced approach to their music, fusing candid, personal lyrics with modern beats and infectious hooks. “Overtime,” featuring fellow Toronto artist, Chris Castello, is an upbeat and life-affirming summer jam again showcasing DijahSB’s lyrical dexterity and frank storytelling. 

Of the new track, Dijah shares,“’Overtime’ is the last single before the album, I’m excited to introduce the world to Chris Castello who is an amazing songwriter and also does most of my artwork. He really made the song come together by telling the story of just always putting in overtime to achieve our dreams”

Quick-witted, agile, inspirational without being preachy, Dijah‘s music is a raw look into the mind of a Black non-binary artist rapping their way through hope, heartbreak, and breakthroughs. Dijah has been emerging out of Toronto’s hip hop scene as a standout artist on the precipice of international stardom, recently earning high praise for “Throw That Back,” and “By Myself feat. Harrison” from the likes of NPR Music, OkayPlayer, Fader, HotNewHipHop, Consequence, and more. Their music effortlessly glides across drum-heavy boom bap, grungy guitar rock, and trap’s booming bass with lyrics that are raw, relatable – a small light pushing through dark cracks of an artist in a constant state of observation and growth. 

Dijah cites Kid Cudi, Pusha T, and Lupe Fiasco as some of their main influences and idols, but their emcee style is so unique and fun, it’s hard to compare. Ever earnest and open about their struggles with depression, mental health, and financial instability, their music serves as a balm; a friend baring battle scars that might serve to soothe your own. 

“Overtime (feat. Chris Castello)” by DijahSB is out now, buy/stream it here.

Head Above The Waters by DijahSB is out April 23rd, 2021 pre-order it here.

1. Moving With Tides (Feat. Ray HMND)
2. Throw That Back
3. Head Above The Waters
4. Way Too Many Ways
5. Overtime (Feat. Chris Castello)
6. By Myself (Feat. Harrison)
7. New Harrison
8. Big Waves

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