Thai rap star 1MILL gets real about the ups and downs of a successful rap career in “PR4Y,” his latest single off his 2022 album, Painkiller 2.

The young rapper opens the track with an acknowledgment of tough challenges for people who are not doing their best right now (“I pray for my people who really going through some shit”), implying he has also experienced betrayals, as well as reflecting on mortality—via the death of Lil Keed and substance issues (“All of the pain inside myself, it’s embedded in my soul / They say I love the drugs I have to take it slow”).

1MILL also gets candid about the pitfalls of fame, how the luxurious lifestyle he’s living is an experiential desire for him (The reason I only buy designers is because I never had one before) while calling out those who appropriate or claim to come from the underground scene to get a leg up in the rap game (You really didn’t come from zero / While I’m underground).

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“PR4Y” is his first official release of 2023, following last month’s “Loser 2,” another track from his album.

Watch “PR4Y” below: