Rapper With Down Syndrome Is Making His Dreams Come True

January 20, 2022

A young rapper with Down Syndrome is paving the way for people with disabilities.

Arik Ancelin and world-renowned DJ Nitti performed their new song "True Colors" at an Orlando nightclub this weekend.

Arik Ancelin
Arik and DJ Nitti / @arik_the_rapper

For 19-year-old Ancelin, it was a big moment to perform in front of such a big crowd this weekend.

"Best night of my life you guys!! Thank you so much for all of the suport that helped me get to make a song with DJ Nitti I love you bro," Ancelin wrote on Instagram about the night.

The lyrics of "True Colors" is about wanting to be different.

"Makes me feel happy because I do want a lot of people to hear that message," Ancelin told Fox35. "I just want them to take away this. You can be different. I want you to be feeling good today. I just want you to be chasing your dreams, and I want them to be happy about themselves."

Arik Ancelin
@arik_the_rapper

DJ Nitti said the song holds a special meaning to him, too.

"It's actually very close to my heart to be able to work on music, especially with someone with a disability. And, to treat everyone equally. It's a message that is right up my alley, and it means a lot to him to sing about it. So, I wanted to help him get his message out," Nitti said. "Arik is one of those kids that's like, 'I just wanted to work with him because he's such a cool kid'."

Ancelin has recorded three albums so far and currently has more than 1.5 million followers on TikTok.

"I want to be one of the biggest disability rappers, and I want to be an inspiration to all types of people," Ancelin said.

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