Franco-Cameroonian melodic emcee Dirtsa haas released her powerful sophomore EP, Truly didi today. Serving as an ode to her heritage as well as a poised call to action to fight racial injustice, the EP paints a sonic canvas of her hopes and aspirations, the hardships she has endured and the importance of family through her intellectual lyricism. Listen to it now below.
Dirtsa shared of the EP, “Truly didi, is a part of my artist DNA. What inspired me was surpassing myself. The more I grow, the more I fall in love with my heritage, which is captured in this project. I will always stand for truth, inclusivity, and for a greater humanity.”
The EP is a rollercoaster of emotions, starting with “Marie, I’m Drunk,” capturing an individual who at first feels inadequate and succumbs to darkness, leading into a more confident version of themselves who demands their voice be heard. Following is “Pouring,” where Dirtsa explores her inner-will and reflects on the tragedIes the people of her heritage have endured. The story’s development continues with melodic offering “Control,” which includes a snippet from a speech from the late singer/songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Here, Dirtsa explores themes of inner power and the true meaning of freedom. “10” is a true sonic experience, detailing the artist’s mission to be amongst those breaking ceilings and never settling for less. Truly didi, concludes with her anthemic, highly praised “say shit!, the EP’s lead single, which sees Dirtsa championing her ability to hone into her own peace of mind after facing her emotions and true self.
Throughout 2021, Dirtsa made her mark on the music industry as a 1st place winner in France’s PR Live competition, which led to a publishing deal with Cutcraft Music Group (BIA, Chet faker, Izzy Bizu). She embarked on her first-ever Summer Tour, and later released her Fall 2021 debut EP ALETHEIA’S CALLING. Already turning heads of tastemaker press with support from the likes of Ones To Watch, Lyrical Lemonade, Early Rising and more, Dirtsa has pinned herself as an exciting artist to watch.