Ty Farris – “Leave Me Alone” (Video)
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.