Rapsody is among the game’s most shrewd lyricists; last year’s Laila’s Wisdom was a testament to that fact. Today, the Grammy nominee has added a new layer of replay value to the project. The latest visuals for “Chrome (Like Ooh)” have surfaced, directed by the film-making duo of Chad Tennies and Mac Grant. The clip itself is cinematic in nature, weaving an intricate narrative of a car-theft gone wrong. The consequences are dire for all involved parties, as the video climaxes in a crescendo of bullets.
As with anything involving gang violence and police, there is bound to be some subtle underlying commentary. Rapsody manages to keep things powerful without delving into familiar territory; the crisp cinematography helps in that regard, with seamless transitions from black-and-white to full color. If you haven’t yet bumped Laila’s Wisdom, don’t sleep. Let “Chrome” be your inauguration.