Nashville, TN (October 17, 2022)
Summer has officially come to an end, but IVAV recording artist Ty Brasel’s year is still heating up with “SHINING” featuring Aha Gazelle, the Christian hip-hop innovator’s newest single brings with it a sunny message of perseverance and purpose and makes way for Brasel’s upcoming full-length release, TRANSCENDENT.
“‘SHINING’ is a piano-driven, hard-hitting, motivational anthem that calls for the listener to follow along with us in overcoming and persevering through any tribulations that life brings your way,” shares Brasel, pointing to the song’s inspirational lyrics. Featuring a guest appearance by fellow rapper Aha Gazelle, “SHINING” is the third release from Brasel’s forthcoming TRANSCENDENT, the long-awaited follow-up to last year’s Destiny Vol. 1 mixtape.
Raised on the outskirts of Memphis, Brasel struggled with criminal behavior before rediscovering God and renewing his purpose as a faith-driven hip-hop artist. Since then, he’s used music as a means of encouraging others to move past their own obstacles. Produced by Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, and JuiceBangers, TRANSCENDENT will mark his fourth release for the Curb Records hip-hop imprint, IVAV, joining an acclaimed catalog that also includes 2020’s The Divine Storm and 2018’s Destined For Greatness.
“TRANSCENDENT is about rising above all types of emotions and challenges that can lead you down a dangerous path,” Brasel says of the upcoming record, which also includes collabs with The WRLDFMS Tony Williams, Aaron Cole, Foggieraw, Jay-Way, and Parris Chariz. “Those challenges can be anything from ego to depression to pride to fear. We can tap into our divine resources to overcome those obstacles, and that story is reflective of my own life—my personal story of transcending.”
Check out ‘SHINING’ featuring Aha Gazelle: