Moneybagg Yo Shows You His Growth in “Real Me” Video
Part of becoming a fan of a rapper is buying into the personal history and understanding the source of the music. While we know how some people feel about Young Thug and the new wave of rappers, Memphis emcee Moneybagg Yo wants to make sure that you have enough information before you form an opinion in his new video for "Real Me."
The Littles Q.B and Marri Giovanni-directed video opens with a news clip about the arrest of 28 people, including Moneybagg Yo, at his mixtape release party in March of last year in Memphis. It serves as a point of reference for the viewer to keep in mind as he begins to share a bit of his life with a pen and paper.
The video for "Real Me" takes place in two different time periods; switching back and forth between Moneybagg Yo as a teenager and him in present day. The footage shows that it took multiple years for Moneybagg Yo to finish this track, so it must signify how much this particular song means to him. You can see younger Moneybagg Yo dapping up friends and getting snacks at the local store. Although it doesn't show him running out of the store nor paying for the snacks, the viewer is left to assume that he stole them due to the desperate nature of some of the lyrics: "I had to make a decision/Knew I would have people against me/I had to figure out if I wanted to strap up or wanted to take care of my children."
At the end of the video Federal 3X appears on the screen, which could mean that most likely a new project is, "Coming sooner then [sic] you think." This would be his second project since he signed to Yo Gotti's Collective Music Group.
You can watch the video for "Real Me" below.
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