Rapper D Smoke has just released, alongside his new song “Rapture”, a layered introspective video. The video was directed by Child, who was responsible for directing Big Sean’s “Harder Than My Demons” music video earlier this year, as well as the amazing visuals for Ari Lennox’s “BMO”.
The video discusses the issues facing black women with regards to their place in the world. The video uses black and white treatment as well as the lyrics to express the lack of appreciation received by black women and what would happen, provided the “new rapture” made them all go away. He follows up with a series of ways that black men can do a better job of uplifting black women in a world that undervalues them. D Smoke’s mother and cousin are also featured in the video providing an additional layer to the narrative.
D Smoke first found fame after becoming champion of Rhythm + Flow on Netflix. “Rapture” and its introspective serve as a brilliant prelude to whatever D Smoke is cooking up behind the scenes.
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