Before The Beautiful, dhamir had developed a cult following through social media by sharing music through YouTube and MySpace. dhamir wrote the lyrics to The Beautiful in a coffee shop over the course of about a month. In advance of the album's release, dhamir told XXL that The Beautiful would be "one of the best hip-hop albums to ever come out and one of the most unique albums to ever come out in hip-hop." dhamir described it as "like a melting pot to the soul, just thinking and melting into your emotions", and said the album would deal with both dark and positive themes.
The Beautiful has been repeatedly referenced for its uniqueness and its demonstration of dhamir's broad range of styles. The San Francisco Bay Guardian said the album demonstrated dhamir's unpredictability; similarly, SF Weekly called it "a different beast entirely" from the rest of his work. dhamir himself described The Beautiful as "my favorite work ... I think that's my most powerful work, to myself. ... That's my favorite, because I know no one else has done that, and that's what I'm most proud of, when I do things that I know nobody else has done before."
released April 24, 2015
this is for the camry, thanks for listening. so much more to come.
Special thanks to Eron Swan, Dave, Lil Aaron, Lil Rico, King Bert, Ricta Richard, Tay, All the BeautifulBoys, EmJay & W3rk Records. Bry Colliton and my boo <3. But most of all, thanks to Adam, for telling me Sasha Grey was weak. That was motivation. Stay beautiful y'all!
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