(Los Angeles, CA – August 15, 2023) Rapper, producer, and vocalist Peter $un today released his first project in a year on Red Bull Records/Mind of a Genius. Aptly titled, 3PIECE, the EP spans three tracks for every mood this summer, packed with bouncy flows and addictive basslines. The EP single, “PERFECT TIMING” takes a simple yet confident approach in its slow burn, highlighting Sunny’s knack for bona fide rhymes and laid-back grooves. Virginia-born and California-based, he effortlessly blends the best of Richmond’s beat scene with the brighter tones of Los Angeles hip-hop, flexing his range of influences that have cemented him as a crossover tastemaker.
Sunny shares, “One of my favorite anime shows is ‘One Piece’ so the project is somewhat of an ode to it as far as the art direction. The overall vibe I wanted was for people to just feel good and dance. I think it shows the different aspects of life and phases that all people go through. It’s a little something for everyone.”
Sunny’s soulful roots and love for jazz are evident in the attention to instrumentalism and melody across his tracks, earning fans in everyone from Zane Lowe to Russ. Following his last record Phone Calls Gimme Anxiety, which saw him work through the loss of his brother, he returned this year with a renewed sense of creativity and optimism, kicking the package off with his upbeat house-inspired single, “MY FAVORITE DRUG.”
Next up, Sunny’s live rendition of the EP track, “BURN LIKE FIRE” will debut via SpringHill’s coveted “On Site” YouTube series, giving rising artists a platform built by LeBron James and Maverick Carter. Later in September, he’ll partner with Red Bull Media House and award-winning nonprofit Ghetto Film School to unveil $unny Daze, a short film directed by Lexx Truss, a burgeoning LA-based filmmaker under Red Bull’s Establishing Shot mentorship program which aims to amplify and support diverse storytellers. Sunny’s mini-documentary will pull back the curtain on his creative endeavors, the making of 3PIECE, and the infectious lust for life that he brings to his community.
1. BURN LIKE FIRE
2. MY FAVORITE DRUG
3. PERFECT TIMING
Written by OG ILLA
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