Southern California hip hop artist/producer Ariano presents “Do You Know My Name?”, the new single from his forthcoming album F–k You, I Love You, Pay Me. The video was directed, edited and animated by Gifted Glitch and cinematography was handled by Jimmy Saras. Over his 20 years in the game Ariano has collaborated with Snoop Dogg (listen to “High Off The Fame”), Crooked I (listen to “Not Going Back”), Murs and KRS-One, and has several full-length releases under his belt including 2007’s Music2breakup2, Sad Songs Make Me Happy and Love Is Not Lazy. Ariano has worked with Glasses Malone, members of Wu Tang Clan, The Visionaries, Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta and Jack White Band, KRS-One, DJ Khalil, Dudley Perkins, M.E.D., Evidence, Chali 2na and more. “This is is me, been in the game 20 years and this is the most honest take on me,” he says about the new track, which he wrote, produced, mixed and mastered. F–k You, I Love You, Pay Me drops March 12 on Ariano’s Popular Nobody imprint.
Ariano – “Do You Know My Name?” (video)
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