The artist known as pineappleCITI, aka Brittany Dickinson, is set on a path to the stars with her new single, ‘Recognize’. From Newark, New Jersey, she’s signed to Red Bull Records, and her previous releases, the singles ‘Pepsi’, ‘Rose Colored’, and self titled debut album, have helped her to make more than just a big splash.
Almost forced to give up her dreams because of a near-fatal car crash, pineappleCITI nonetheless fought through, and once she recovered, she wrote songs for the likes of Kelly Rowland, and Yo Gotti. She also released her second album, ‘neon blue’. ‘Recognize’, her first single with Red Bull Records, came out in October, with a premiere in Billboard. Clearly nothing is going to stop this force of nature, as she proclaims,
“If you ain’t heard about me/You gon’ know tonight”
The accompanying music video brings together the influences of old-skool rappers like Erykah Badu and current mavens such as J. Cole, Wale, Lil Wayne, and Drake. Her rap sound is one that all fans can appreciate. The video for ‘Recognize’, directed by Mills Miller, opens with shots of pineapple having a flashback to her car crash, and then to the present, showing her hard at work writing in the studio. It’s a call to recognise her talent, but also her character, and her strength and determination; emphasising this with a quote at the end from Martin Luther King Junior:
“The ultimate measure of us as people is not where we stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where we stand at times of challenge and controversy.”
Find out more about pineappleCITI on her official website.