In this new video for the song “Leave Me Alone”, Detroit artist Ty Farris has used these visuals as a platform to expose the conditions of a city suffering from a severe crack epidemic and the unfortunate socio-political problems it endures. The concept of the video, which is directed by Gregory Edwards and Corey Martin as Rose City Cinema, is to contrast the luxurious life of downtown Detroit with the poverty stricken streets of the rest of the city. “Leave Me Alone”, produced by Illmind, is a cut off of Ty Farris’ recent mixtape Champion Hoodies N Hennessy, which has become a highly praised project not only in Detroit, but also in many streets across the nation. He has used this mixtape as a stage to display the state of affairs in Detroit: no glitz, no glam, just the streets, and this video isn’t exempt of that. As it starts off with the words “Deadtroit” and “Proceed or Die” spray-painted on a wall, it’s a very bold visual for a very dire situation the city of Detroit has fallen victim to.
Ty Farris captivates the all too familiar life of being a “product of the projects” lyrically throughout the song, as well as the mixtape, and with “Leave Me Alone” being the first visuals off the project, you can the awareness to continue within his future work.
Hip-Hop belongs to Slaughterhouse. “Welcome to: Our House” snippets. The most anticipated hip-hop album of the year is on its way! The album features appearances from Eminem on 3 tracks in addition to B.o.B, Cee-Lo, Skylar Grey, Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz. Check out snippets below!!
DMX unveils the tracklist to his seventh studio album, Undisputed, out September 11. The 15-track LP includes guest spots from MGK and The Notorious B.I.G.
01. Intro – Look Without Seein’ 02. I Don’t Dance f. Machine Gun Kelly 03. Slippin Away 04. I’m Back 05. Keep Your Head Up 06. Time To Get Paid f. Notorious B.I.G. 07. I Got Your Back 08. Frankenstein 09. No Love 10. Cold World 11. I Get Scared 12. Have You Eva 13. Fire 14. Sucker For You 15. Who’s Fuckin You
In this outtake on Ice-T’s Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap Kanye reveals that he sat down and wrote the lyrics for his last solo release compared to doing it “from the head, straight to the booth” on his prior works. Perhaps admitting that he actually wrote his lyrics will compel other artists, both established and aspiring, to do the same (I highly doubt that, though). Something From Nothing is slated to hit the DVD, digital and Blu-Ray circuit September 18th.