While one doesn’t necessarily need an artist’s personal biography to enjoy their music, it’s worth noting a few facts about the recent life of Vadim Peare (a.k.a. DJ Vadim). In the last year, the veteran hip-hop producer watched his father go partially blind, his mother nearly lose her house, and was diagnosed with eye cancer that left him blind in his left eye. So a track entitled “Soldier” is meant to be taken seriously. The song comes from Vadim’s forthcoming full-length, U Can’t Lurn Imaginashun, which will be released in May via BBE, and despite having what he describes as the worst year of his life, he’s delivered another album of solid beats and lyrics.

DJ Vadim – Soldier