New video filters harsh social realities through a lighter, cartoon medium.
As soon as you hear that any artist is going to take on the gargantuan task of addressing the social and political issues in modern day America, you pretty much brace yourself for something dreary, intense and draining. So it’s pretty rewarding and satisfying when you’re greeted with the precise opposite.
Hip Hop has always been somewhat of a voice for the silent, solace for the weak and for many a political platform. It makes sense, then, that hip hop star Dreezy was the prime candidate to address the problems in the US alongside 6LACK and Kodak Black.
This is where the magic of Spar was born; a frustration-filled track that directly takes on the political environment through hazy bars and frantic-yet-soft rhythms. The intensity and seriousness is diffused even further with the music video, which uses striking colours and a cartoon visual style to convey serious, important issues about America’s current political turmoil without feeling too rough.