Messiah – The Resurrection

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Los Angeles, CA (June 29, 2021) – Following his triumphant return with hit single “Millonario” featuring Nicky Jam and Ozuna, Harlem bred-Dominican born Latin trap pioneer Messiah, releases an intimate and vulnerable self-reflective documentary about his personal journey and artistic trajectory. The 14-minute-long biblical themed video piece takes us through the whirlwind of Messiah’s life from his upbringing in Dominican Republic and Harlem to his downfall and comeback as an artist. The short doc was premiered today exclusively with Complex. Watch and read more here. “I have been fortunate to shoot a documentary about where I am at now in my career and discuss the things that have made me who I am today as an artist and as a man. I now have the privilege of sharing it with my fans. I hope it inspires and motivates everyone to become the best version of themselves. Ay!” affirms Messiah about making the documentary. Messiah was shot by 2X Emmy nominated director Andres Rivera (Young Wild Panda Productions), known for his work as a documentarian with famed artists such as Anuel AA, Karol G, Residente and Manuel Turizo. The visuals were shot across several locations in Miami, New York and the Dominican Republic and beautifully captures the genesis of Messiah, who at the tender age of 6 already knew he wanted to be an artist. It then walks us through the other three major pillars of his life: his fall from grace, his rebirth and rite of passage. Messiah comes full circle towards the end of the film when he defines his life in one word, “growth,” while coming to the realization that he is indeed the true definition of his rap moniker, “a leader or savior of a particular group or cause.” “Working on Messiah was an incredibly unique experience. The deeper we dug the more we realized how the story aligned perfectly with the four pillars of his life and ultimately, what his artistic name stands for. Each pillar reflects the emotion and vibe of that particular chapter and you can see how different they are in regard to the cinematography and the editing,” explains Andres Rivera about directing the documentary.

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