Rappers aren’t always forthcoming with their motivations. Usually, it’s some nebulous mix of money, respect, and fame that pushes them forward, but Minneapolis rapper Lyric Marid makes no illusions about what drives him to achieve -- the wellbeing of his son Jaycen.
“Jaycen,” from Marid's latest album Sota Seoul, is a heartfelt statement of purpose. Not only does he outline his motivation to provide for his child, but he re-emphasizes a promise he made to himself to never repeat the sins of his own father. M&A Productions directs an equally heartfelt video that focuses right in on Jaycen, juxtaposing the portraits with footage of Marid grinding late night to keep him comfortable.
-Courtesy of Jerard Fagerberg at City Pages
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