This Saturday, Hilltop hip-hop artist Josh Rizeberg will be filming his newest music video and we’re all invited. The video shoot for his song “Don’t Be Late,” one of the singles off his newest project, Rize of the Boom, will take place at People’s Park at 2 pm. “Don’t Be Late” is an energetic track. The video shoot is bound to be fun.
On Rizeberg’s newest album, Rize of the Boom, he collaborates with Seattle producer Boombox Massacre to bring a lively, thought-provoking collection of songs. His style has evolved from his last album, Word to the Wize. The content of his lyrics is similar, but his delivery is better. He is successfully transitioning from his spoken word roots to rapping.
One of our favorite songs from the album, “My Truth,” is a powerful commentary on the realities of Western culture. In “My Truth,” Rizeberg raps about living with open eyes and seeing the injustices around us–steroids in our food, pollution, government control, social class warfare, and more.
Another of our favorites, “Hugs From a Mother,” is a tribute to all the women in the world and the sacrifices they make to raise their children. Rizeberg speaks to single moms and grandmas who are helping to raise kids. The inspiration for “Hugs From a Mother” was a poem he once wrote for his own mother.
Don’t Be Late — Josh Rizeberg
My Truth — Josh Rizeberg
Hugs From a Mother — Josh Rizeberg
Check out Boombox Massacre vs. Josh Rizeberg, Rize of the Boom. You can download the album in its entirety on Rizeberg’s Bandcamp page. Remember, don’t be late the the video shoot tomorrow at 2pm at People’s Park.