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December 19, 2014

12. Pressure Busspipe “Virgin Islands Nice”

Pressure Busspipe brought the Virgin Islands its ultimateย pride song and history lesson onย The Sound, his big collaborative LP withย I Grade Records, and its in-house production squad, Zion I Kings. In case you didn’t know already, on this tune, Pressure lets us know that “sweet sweet St. Thomas real nice,ย St. Croix full of pure vibes,” and “St. John a real paradise”โ€”just check the music video, which contains sweeping aerial shots of the three islands and a number the VI’s more well-known faces.ย The USVI Tourist board has adopted the anthem as its own, dedicating a whole page on its website to the video.ย In the spring, Pressure performed the song live on our LargeUp Sessions radio show and also on TV’s The Wendy Williams Show. โ€”Kieran Meadows