It’s a song that the buzzing Canadian MC told HipHopDX earlier this year would change the way the world looked at him — and with almost a million plays in just over 24 hours (without major label push), he may not be incorrect.
“[“My Last Words”] is a Metaphorical Lyrical Exorcism getting rid of the OLD US,” Dax explained via Instagram.
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2 days left… Are you living to die or dying to live? This Friday I show the WORLD why we must Live everyday like it’s our last. “My Last Words” is a Metaphorical Lyrical Exorcism getting rid of the OLD US. For 4 MINUTES you will be on the edge of your seat, locked in, feeling every single word and emotion of mine as if it were your own. We all know tomorrow isn’t promised but forget to live like it. THAT STOPS NOW. Join me this Friday 2pm pacific and make a vow to never take this life for granted. Audio drop Thursday MIDNIGHT. 🎥 @swift_productions_ prod. By @lexnourbeats #mylastwordschallenge #legendary
“Many people don’t know about the near-death situations, multiple legal battles, failures, and life changes I’ve had in 2018 … [It’s] more than a song. I’m literally getting rid of the old me,” he adds.
The key to Dax’s success is undoubtedly the devotion of his fanbase, which he lovingly refers to as his family.
“I don’t like people who follow me, to call themselves fans because I never call myself a fan of anybody,” he explains. “I treat them like family. I treat them like they’re someone,” he told HipHopDX In January.
The intense fan interaction (and personalized approach) has clearly paid off, with the video quickly approaching a million views, and family members streaming on repeat and creating reaction videos at a feverish pace.
“We are not supposed to be here,” he writes via Instagram. “We chose to be here. The next 9 months will be LEGENDARY. Mark my words.”
With a two-month tour alongside Tech Nine kicking off April 11 in Omaha, Nebraska, and a reported six singles (and videos) ready to drop, he’s definitely not letting the upward momentum die.
Check out Dax’s “My Last Words,” above.