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Watch PatricKxxLee’s Dreamy and Hong Kong-Shot Music Video For ‘RUN’

PatricKxxLee shares new visuals for his 2017 single 'RUN.'

South African rapper PatricKxxLee's latest music video for "RUN" was filmed in the streets of Hong Kong. Rocking an A Bathing Ape crewneck top, the rapper performs his multi-patterned raps while various graphical effects literally add color to the video.


The video is dreamy, changing backgrounds to create a an other worldly atmosphere. If you are familiar with PatricKxxLee's music, this video will make sense, as it reflects the beautiful chaos that is his life as depicted by his music.

Read: PatricKxxLee's Latest Album 'Nowhere Child' Is Depression Without the Glamor

"RUN" is a 2017 single by the rapper. In it, he displays his understanding of flows, pockets and rhyme patterns, as he uses varying rhyme schemes in each of the song's verses.

"RUN" is light-hearted compared to the songs in his latest album, 2018's Nowhere Child, in which the rapper details his internal battles. "RUN" is drenched in egomania and sees him spit battle-ready raps over bouncy trap production.

Watch the music video for "RUN" below, and stream the song underneath. Revisit our interview with PatricKxxLee about Nowhere Child from earlier this year, here.

PatricKxxLee - RUN (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

Interview

Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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