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  • In this song, the Los Angeles singer Trishes takes on a number of social issues, including gun violence, a corrupt bail system, and tainted water. At the heart of these matters is money, used to pull the levers in a system that promotes inequality. The song and accompanying visuals take a look at the historical significance of money and how it has been corrupted. The song was released in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections in America, when politics were top of mind. You can hear the song here.
  • The cryptocurrency boom was an inspiration on this track. Said Trishes: "I think the rise of cryptocurrency is making more people aware that our financial systems are something that we choose to participate in - maybe not individually but collectively. Right now it's a system that's oppressing the same majority whose participation is necessary in upholding it. Even if based in our current system, cryptocurrency opens up peoples eyes to the possibility that we can choose to be a part of a different system that may work better for us as a whole"
  • This was produced by First Born (Roahn Hylton), whose other clients include Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida and Ne-Yo.
  • The Ego EP is based on the concept of Freud's ego, the conscious self. Money is one of the five primal drives represented, along with government, self awareness, creativity and language.

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