All hail the return of DonChristian

In his latest release, the rapper and producer is his own drug.

October 05, 2017

DonChristian's first release in nearly two years is appropriately called "Been Sleep." The song, the first single from the rapper and producer's forthcoming debut album Play These at My Funeral, is a hazy self-affirmation. Over twinkly, skulking production from SHE Spells Doom and A. Rock, Don and East New York rapper Jay Boogie serve up effortless flows that double as positive self-talk: "Remember my name / And that we ain't the same."


"I was getting up from a of place of depression and addiction, making music the whole while," he says. "'Been Sleep' was kind of inspired by House of Ladosha's This is UR Brain, and I wanted to create a song and visuals that made me feel like I am my own drug."

Don co-directed the soft, romantic clip with filmmaker Jake Kindlon, and filled it with familiar faces like Kia Labieja and Gia Love, whom he describes as "people I love and [who] have supported me along the way." Watch the two-in-one video above.

All hail the return of DonChristian