Video: Big Havi – “Testimony”

The Atlanta Rapper Remembers His Elders in the Moving New Video from the No Pad No Pen Just Pain EP


Critical Praise:

“In a very unforgiving and fast moving musical context, Havi proves he can go toe to toe with the best of his rap contemporaries and likely stick around too.” – EARMILK


“Big Havi’s authenticity is helping him garner a reputation as one of Hip Hop’s most promising emerging voices” – REVOLT

“The ‘9 Times Out Of 10’ rapper is poised to be Atlanta’s next star.” – ELEVATOR

“Big Havi’s got a way of latching onto the beat and making any track an earworm” – HipHopSince1987

The Video:

Big Havi processes his emotional trauma through cathartic and melodic rap music. Paying tribute to his grandparents, who fought for a better life for their family, Havi shares “Testimony,” his new video. Rhyming with a lightning-quick auto-tuned flow atop mournful guitars and thumping 808s, Havi reflects on his painful past, before defiantly pledging to make a better life for himself: “I remember them days I was down like a hill/I remember when momma couldn’t pay no bills.” Directed by BCPBrandon, the video switches between shots of Havi performing in his East Atlanta neighborhood with vintage photos of Havi’s late grandparents, providing a revealing glimpse at where Havi comes from and where he’s going. “Testimony” is the latest video from Havi’s No Pen No Pad Just Pain EP, following the Qasquiat-directed Blood N My Eyes,” which incorporated footage of Atlanta’s Black Lives Matter protests.

His second EP of 2020, No Pen No Pad Just Pain finds the 20-year-old rapper pouring his heart out. Over the EP’s 8 tracks, Havi works through his feelings about his rough upbringing, processing his PTSD and expressing his urgent desire to succeed. Haunted by memories of his traumatic past, Havi displays a wisdom well beyond his years, working through his issues with raw lyricism on highlights like “Scars N Scratches” and “Real Wit Y’all.”

In February, Havi shared Personal Problems, an expressive and infectious project boasting the urban radio hit 9 Times Out Of 10.” With over 27 million total streams, more than 8 million YouTube views, and a feature from Lil Baby, “9 Times Out Of 10” reached #34 on the nationwide urban radio airplay chart. Earlier this year, Big Havi turned heads as a supporting act on tour with Lil TJay, performing songs from his Personal Problems EP. Earlier this summer, Havi shared the video for Personal Problems,” a project highlight with an appearance from Havi’s Commission Records labelmate Derez De’Shon (552k views).

With No Pen No Pad Just Pain EP and beyond, Havi looks to continue his success, with an eye on becoming the next ATL rapper to hit it big. Stay tuned for more music from Big Havi in the coming weeks and months.

Watch “Testimony”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbFhnrtKmUo

Buy/Stream No Pen No Pad Just Painhttps://cmsn.ffm.to/npnpjp

No Pen No Pad Just Pain EP tracklist:

  1. Back In My Ways
  2. Dope Sh*t
  3. Over Wit
  4. Way More
  5. Testimony
  6. Real Wit Y’all
  7. Scars N Scratches
  8. Blood N My Eyes

Please contact Michelle or Kevin for more info.

The Background:

The young rapper combines tuneful rhymes and an effortless flow about personal hardships and future aspirations. His relatable lyrics are what set him apart as a rising new star in an always crowded Atlanta rap scene. After a major label bidding war, Big Havi decided to take the indie route, signing with independent powerhouse Commission Records (MadeinTYO, Lil Dicky, Derez De’shon, Casey Veggies, IDK). On the heels of his hot new single “9 Times Out Of 10” continues to rise up urban radio charts, Havi shared his debut project Personal Problems on February 7th. Big Havi recently opened for Lil Tjay on the “True 2 Myself Tour.”

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“Testimony”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbFhnrtKmUo

“Blood N My Eyes”: https://youtu.be/6qWxdGFM-fI

“Personal Problems” ft. Derez De’Shon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz9Yq6FNBrk

No Pen No Pad Just Painhttps://cmsn.ffm.to/npnpjp

“Dope Sh*t”: https://cmsn.ffm.to/dopeshit

“Narcotix”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rerh-jWYSxU

Personal Problemshttps://cmsn.ffm.to/personalproblems

“9 Times Out Of 10” ft. Lil Baby: https://ffm.to/9timesoutof10