Siimba Selassiie is eating fire in the new “BES’MAM” video

The Ethiopian artist is relentless in his newest offering.

May 23, 2019
Siimba Selassiie is eating fire in the new “BES’MAM” video

Siimba Selassiie, formerly known as Siimba Lives Long, is an Ethiopian rapper based in Brooklyn. Although the artist was born in New York, he has spent time living in a range of places, from Ethiopia to Washington D.C. to New Jersey. His debut music video, "Cocaine Bimbie," which released in the fall of 2015, generated a well-deserved buzz, with the video featuring a cameo from an actual white tiger and bars delivered over smooth, jazz-heavy production.

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In his new video for “BES’MAM,” premiering today on The FADER, Siimba takes a more minimalistic approach, offering a high-octane song that proceeds like one long, run-on sentence. The video is shot in one take, and, determined to one-up that white tiger, we now get to see Siimba consuming fire.

Siimba is set to release a new full-length project entitled VIICES on June 11th. Watch the video for "BES'MAM" below.

Siimba Selassiie is eating fire in the new “BES’MAM” video