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12. Pressure Busspipe “Virgin Islands Nice”
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Pressure Busspipe brought the Virgin Islands its ultimate pride song and history lesson on The Sound, his big collaborative LP with 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, St. Croix full of pure vibes,” and “St. John a real paradise”—just check the music video, which contains sweeping aerial shots of the three islands and a number the VI’s more well-known faces. The USVI Tourist board has adopted the anthem as its own, dedicating a whole page on its website to the video. In the spring, Pressure performed the song live on our LargeUp Sessions radio show and also on TV’s The Wendy Williams Show. —Kieran Meadows