Raised on the Upper West Side of New York City, Katiah One built his sound on a mission to change the common perception of rap. Drawing inspiration from a staggering plethora of genres, he blends contemporary RnB with visceral rock to forge something new. Striving to be a positive influence on the world and the people around him, Katiah has become one of New York’s most exciting artists thanks to releases like ‘We Livin’ The Dream... (Nightmares)’.
A collaboration of sorts with DJ and producer DeeJay Element, ‘We Livin’ The Dream... (Nightmares)’ was born in the summer of 2018, forged through a creative writing session that brought together Katiah’s eclectic style and Element’s knack for production.
Rising from a delicate series of flickering tones, the single rapidly transforms itself into a relentless stream of socially conscious lyrics and hard-hitting beats. It’s unwavering in its commitment to tackling the world’s issues head on, rallying around a minimalistic chorus and constantly forcing its way into your consciousness.
Free of thrills and heavy-handed production, ‘We Livin’ The Dream... (Nightmares)’ is a case of simplicity working wonders. It’s a track that has been well refined, but without losing its edge or power, meaning that even in it’s most humble and sparse moments, Katiah’s passion still shines through.
‘We Livin’ The Dream... (Nightmares)’ is taken from Katiah’s six-track EP, ‘Fight the Good Fight’.