Built on a foundation of over 20 years of friendship, a mutual love for the sounds and culture of Underground Hip Hop, along with a belief that their talents are God given and have a bigger purpose than just promoting themselves and the temporary pleasures this life offers; Miami FL. based Emcees “The RNF Status” (SGB Records) and “8ch 2 Owens” have linked to form DEBT FREE.
They present themselves to the world with a hard hitting 1st Single: SLAYER ft Really Only Dust. Tackling the tough topic of the recent mass shootings in the United States. RNF and 8cH2Owens (Pronounced “H2O Wins”) spit aggressive, detailed accounts of the recent tragedies in Las Vegas; the Church shooting in Sutherland Springs TX; the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando FL; and the latest tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland FL. This last event hitting close to home, with Parkland being one county over from Miami. The duo pull no punches over this Metal Guitar sample driven beat produced by RNF Status. Singer/ Engineer “R.O.D-Really Only Dust” drives the message home on the chorus as he wales “Gun Free Zones, Killing Zones”.
The single is a call to Christians to keep the “Prayers going out, even if yall don’t want them” … but to also realize “Prayers alone won’t cause the senseless Violence to end”. As a country, we need to unite at a time like this to find a reasonable solution to stop more lives from being lost, instead of fighting with one another, which at the end does nothing but make our enemy happy.