O.C. paints a harrowing portrait of our world’s future in his politically charged new video for “A New Dawn,” the debut set of visuals off the February 16th release of his latest effort, A New Dawn, which is the second phase of his Same Moon Same Sun trilogy.
Flanked by men wearing all-too-real masks of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the Brooklyn rap king provides a vivid lyrical breakdown of his current mindstate, and where we may all be headed if things don’t change. Not to give too much away, but it’s pretty clear where the world—or what’s left of it—could be headed, but it’s not all doom and gloom from O.C. and video director Harold Urena.
There’s some wise words being spoken from the legendary emcee, as his vocals glide over the Gwop Sullivan-produced instrumental, but perhaps none resonate more strongly than: “If the beef ain’t life threatening, I walk off/ Think before I react now, but I’m not soft.” There’s truth in that statement that goes beyond merely knowing when to walk away or stand up for yourself, and it becomes all too apparent when the final images of “A New Dawn” fill your screen.
Check out the visuals for “A New Dwan” and head over to the retail outlet of your choice to support the album, which is available now through all major digital platforms, and can be purchased on both CD and vinyl via Slice Of Spice/DITC.