Rapper stands up to domestic abuse

A young rapper who turned his life around through his passion for music is spreading awareness of domestic abuse in his new music video.

Rapper Tristan Bexton
Rapper Tristan Bexton

Tristan Bexton, from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, is beginning to make a name for himself in the Midlands grime and hip hop scene.

The 18-year-old, who attended Moreton High School, has previously spoke about how he found it very hard to concentrate during lessons and was hanging around with the wrong crowds, before he began focusing on his music.

Rapper Tristan Bexton, of Wolverhampton

This year he has released a number of tracks and music videos, including one tackling knife crime.

For this years, 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence, Beatsabar Music Project have teamed up with Tristan to release a song, to raise awareness of the drastic rise in domestic abuse cases, since the start of the pandemic.

Tristan said: "The new track touches a very strong subject being domestic violence and abusive relationships.

"On the track I feel it was very important to put across both male and female aspects of a abusive relationship, I think it is harder for a male to speak about this situation.

"I think this situation is definitely another thing that needs addressing especially with domestic violence numbers tripling during lockdown."

Rapper Tristan Bexton

Helping Tristan produce the track is Grammy award winning sound engineer James Auwarter, who has more than 50 Grammy nominations to date, and has worked with artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna and John Legend.

Speaking about working through lockdown, Tristan added: "Working through lockdown has been a very big challenge for me as everywhere has been closed so I have struggled to record and get music edited so a lot of big projects have been put on hold.

"This will be my last release during 2020 and my next project will hopefully drop in the new year of 2021."

The new video has been released on Tristan’s YouTube channel, theofficialt.b today and the video was created by @directedbybnv .

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