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Last week Emanuel Brown gave us the second music video from his debut album, The News. The track, “Killaz,” is one of the more somber cuts on the album that serves as an anthem for everyone in the struggle. The music video weaves together three stories of what it’s like to be grinding behind a bar, a desk, or out in the streets doing whatever necessary to get ahead. You’ll notice the Mobb Deep sample “to all the killers and the hundred dollar billers” rings truer and truer as the song keeps playing.

Since putting out his debut album in late September, Emanuel Brown has been staying busy. Aside from this video and the prior (with allegedly three other videos coming for cuts off the album,) the guy did a full set on Rainier Ave Radio, as well as a few shows around town. This Virginia transplant is proving that you can make a name in Seattle with the right initiative and well-made tunes. Peep the video below and enjoy Brown’s ethereal bars and the wavy saxophone samples.

Emanuel Brown — “Killaz” Music Video

The lyrical narrative Brown purveys on “Killaz” is one that’s applicable to nearly anyone living a day late and a buck short. The video follows three different dudes stuck in their own situations with little hope of escaping. The song itself speaks to the mindset we can all fall prey to that inhibits us from moving forward in life. This is the kind of song you raise your glass to, or pour a little out for.

The video was shot by Real Renisans and features smooth direction and editing from Fuego Gatsby. Fuego’s been seriously grinding lately, also working with the homie B-Boy Fidget on his most recent music video, “Congratulations.” This group of hustlers seem like they have a lot more work hidden in the vault they’re going to slowly release when the time’s right.

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