Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko Reverse Roles in “What If It Was Me” Video
Roles are reversed in Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko's new video for "What If It Was Me." Released today (Nov. 2) via Strange Music, the haunting visual addresses the hostility between police and Black America in a way that we don't usually think about.
The Kansas City rapper plays many roles in the four-minute clip, bouncing between being the victim to the perpetrator. Halfway through the visual, Tech goes from playing the guy chillin' at the corner store trying to sell his CD's to the police officer who shoots the loiterer. Krizz Kaliko appears as Tech (the cop)'s partner to try and calm down the situation. Then, in a sudden twist to the story, Krizz (the cop) gets shot by Tech (the loiterer) and lays bleeding on the pavement while Tech runs off. The whole thing is something of a mind warp.
"What If It Was Me" serves as the newest single off Tech's upcoming album The Storm, due out December 9. The Strange Music boss released the official tracklist for the LP three weeks back. Though the LP is 20 tracks in total, it's broken down into three parts. "Kingdom," the opening portion of the album, will display Tech’s narcissistic side, "Clown Town" will highlight the darkness in Tech’s mind and finally "G Zone" will show off his rougher, gangster side. Features on the upcoming project include Problem, Logic, Joyner Lucas and more. "What If It Was Me" appears to fall under the "G Zone" category.
Check out the message in Tech's "What If It Was Me" video above.
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