Well here’s numero uno in a new series I’m starting called “Song, Video, Story.” I want to kind of breakdown my songs so you can get in my head a little bit and understand more about the music and where I’m coming from. Then you can watch the video, lol.
This song is called “I Work For It” from my album “Always The Quiet Ones.” If you’ve listened to ANY of my music then you know by now I’m a working man. I put in my 40 hours a week just like everyone else and I try to make this rap career happen in the extra hours leftover (“I’m a working man by day, and a rapping man by night”). The bulk of this song is dedicated to that, working for a living and surviving paycheck to paycheck (“I’m on that payday hustle, you can laugh but I make my dough”). But it also applies to my attitude toward everything I do, because I work hard for anything that I need or want.
The hook is very simple and it was supposed to be, I wanted it to be a plain and simple anthem that summed things up in one sentence. It was also a way to just stick it in the face of everyone that thinks you can’t be a normal working stiff and make rap music (“Let me see respect get shown, for every single person on the job”). So it’s partly my aggravation toward the stereotype that somehow still exists, which paints all rap music as a “street hustlers only” world.
But this song is for everyone. Blue collar, white collar, hustlers, strippers, cashiers, waiters…EVERYONE that works for what they have (“Any angle, any avenue, if it’s something I can do then I do it for the revenue”).
So that’s it. As far as the video goes we were granted access to a pretty badass location under a building on the campus of Texas A&M University for those underground shots. As usual the one and only Cranium Boy provided some great camera work and even some acting (notice how well he throws water at cameras). My favorite part is the time lapse sunset at the beginning, I filmed that down on the Seawall in Galveston, Texas. Oh and fyi, all of my videos are shot with an HD flip cam. So if you’re impressed then there ya go, if NOT then there ya go! That’s it for this SVS. Look out for the future ones to come and enjoy the video!
Stay in Chillmode,