Nef The Pharaoh Chronicles the Struggle of Black America “LOE Gino’s Interlude” Video
Half a year after its release, The Chang Project proves to be the gift that keeps on giving. Recently, Nef The Pharaoh dropped off a new visual for "LOE Gino's Interlude," a standout cut from the rapper's latest effort. As its title implies, Berkeley, Calif. rapper LOE Gino handles a good bit of rapping on the song.
The song itself finds Nef and Gino spitting about racism, gang violence and police brutality, meshing perfectly with the new video, which is definitely a powerful one.
The ViaEndz-directed black-and-white visual follows a day in the life of a Black teenager as he faces things like police brutality. In between shots of the teen and Gino wrapping his arm around his shoulder, clips of archival footage from the Civil Rights movement and images of Black slaves with scars on their back appear.
Speaking with XXL before the release of The Chang Project, Nef The Pharaoh explained how it felt to be one of the brightest stars emerging from the Bay Area. He had to pull out the name of a rap icon to describe his situation.
"I feel like when Kanye West signed to Roc-A-Fella Records," he said at the time. "I feel like I was the Kanye of the Bay and this the Roc-A-Fella. You remember that 'Through The Wire' video when it stops for a little bit and they had this big ass show where Kanye said, 'I’m the newest member of the Roc-A-Fella team,' and he gets his chain? Well, when I got my chain that's how I felt and that's how I presented myself."
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