Rapper's New Tribute Song Helps Spread Message About Suicide Prevention


A mere seven months after the loss of his childhood friend to suicide, rapper Jake Miller released the video for his song “Sunshine,” honoring the life of the late Dylan Andrew Schopp.

The song's title references a nickname given to Schopp by a high school wrestling coach in response to the young man's joyful attitude.

In an interview with MTV, Miller said,

Shot in Miller and Schopp's hometown in Florida, the video features old footage from Schopp's childhood as well as current clips of friends and family joining together to release paper lanterns in their loved one's honor.


Beyond tributing Schopp, the young rapper hopes to aid in suicide prevention. He joined with the Jed Foundation's Love is Louder project and MTV in time for National Suicide Prevention Week.

Miller claimed,

Fans can find tips for reaching out to friends and family in need at loveislouder.com/jakemiller.

Jake Miller on YouTube

Citations: Jake Miller's 'Sunshine' Video Shines Light On Suicide (MTV)