Rich Gang’s Derez De’Shon tells grim auto-tuned stories on his latest album, ‘PAIN.’
One of Rich Gang’s icier members, Derez De’Shon flips the glitz of auto-tune to tell dark stories and sing away his struggles. Delivering a steady stream of bangers, De’Shon always had the potential to piece together a moving body of work.
Aptly titled PAIN, his recent album takes his heartache and soaks it in auto-tune, simulating the depression and chaotic feelings of loss. PAIN pulls no punches, with the grimiest details taking center stage in all of De’Shon’s verses. Appearances by Jeremih and Birdman help add variety to the project.
The album’s lead single, “Ambition” gives us a sobering look into De’Shon’s past, paired with a video set during a family cookout. “Pain” continues De’Shon’s grim narrative, where she admits he only knows pain in life, but the music will always be his way out.