Prepping the debut of his upcoming project 'Conflicted: A Tragic Love Story', Gist The Essence releases the visuals for "Overstand". Executive produced by Tha Jerm (of SOI), 'Conflicted: A Tragic Love Story' touches on personal battles, both mental & real-life, that Gist The Essence is struggling with everyday.
"Overstand" is one of those battles. The battle for survival--surviving long enough to be able to change his life for the better--in a society that viewed him as a threat the moment he was born. Throughout "Overstand", Gist The Essence thoughts are enveloped in his own mortality, thoughts fueled by the unjust killings of his people by those entrusted to protect them:
"Life is a beach but I'm standing in quicksand
and they stand over you so its a must you overstand
see my plan is to
kill this world and leave my mark before my blood marks when they kill me then you'll forever feel me
using my real me to build me up my realty & cleaning up before they do me filthy"