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Song Title: We Beautiful People

Artist: Divine Suns 

Song Produced by: Dan Johns

Video Directed & Edited by: Daniel Johnson & Laquan Davis

For the People. By the People.

Video Description: If God were an artist, he’d paint in vivid, dripping, and swirling colors. He’d embrace imperfection and find the beauty in our collective ugliness. He’d paint you in front of a mirror, admiring all your flaws and embracing how they come together to create the picture of you. He’d sculpt you as a giant, towering over your piles of bills and stepping over your mountain of regrets. He’d hum blues tunes about the struggle and belt gospel songs about your triumph. He’d paint and sound just like you. He would look like us.

Fresh off the seamless patchwork, Chaos Theory, and a sanguine visual for Scarlet Letter; Divine Suns return with We Beautiful People, an homage to what is perfect within us all. Be advised: this really is a Movement.

The Suns are in rare form. Sporting their We Beautiful People t-shirts and b-boy swagger, the Suns trade bars in the W.A.L.L.S. and along Atlanta’s Beltline. Street art and graffiti cross-cut with scratches from South Carolina’s DJ Prince Ice fit perfectly with the song’s message and the video’s gentrified setting. Think the Humans of New York blog set to a thumping bassline and sharp, introspective lyrics. Best of all— they brought friends and family along for the ride.

The message should be clear. We are scarred. We are flawed. We’ve been branded; and yet, one thing remains true: We Beautiful People. Even the intentional absence of “are” acts as an announcement (a la The Declaration of Independence). For the People by the People.

In preparation for their new album, inCOREporated, Divine Suns also present, an interactive website where fans can keep current with new releases and custom design their own We Beautiful People apparel.
We Beautiful People is the lead single for Divine Sun’s next project, inCOREporated.


After a busy weekend, I’m just getting this “Danthology” entry posted, which was in doubt due to a studio session with Akshun, family business, and spending QT. Anyway, here you go!

“Hip Vet” (REMIX) featuring Supastition (click to play/download)

This is the remix to “Hip Hop Vet” (i’ll post the original later in the week), which some people will still say is my best song ever. This song was the first time that my homie ill Natured-now-known-as Johnny Drama hit me with a beat. Being the first song to get recognition outside of my home state of South Carolina, it opened new doors and presented me with new opportunities.

Supastition (Kam Moye) and I have been friends for a long time now, and up until this song was recorded, we’d only shared the stage at shows we’d done together, or doing random freestyling (ah the old days). He liked “Hip Hop Vet” so much that he suggested that we do a remix together. So I hit up Nate, he got with DJ Prince Ice to do some new scratches, and Supa came to Flo-City to Record. We layed the song down at Six+1 Studios, and the highlight of the day (other than the actual music) was the trip to McDonalds where Amen told us how he really felt about some of internet’s most popular emcees. lololol. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

This was recorded way back in 2004, which is crazy in itself to me. Time flies, and since then it seems like Supa and I have done a lot of collaborations on projects released by either him or me. Whattup Kam!?! Comments and/or feedback is welcome