Mental health is a huge topic among Hip-Hop in 2017, and I’m all the way here for it. Throughout the history of the genre, it’s been almost taboo to talk about being down emotionally, especially for men….. Black men in particular. Not in 2017 though. Thanks to artists like Joe Budden, Kendrick Lamar and yes….. even Xxxtentacion, speaking about your mental state is no longer viewed as, “soft.” Instead, transparency is the new fad, and with the world claiming depression at higher rates than ever, it’s obvious that people are looking for direction.
It’s with this knowledge that Long Beach native Mikey Promethxan crafted his upcoming project, ‘It’s Depressing, Being The Shooter’ which can only be described through early listens as a stark journey through the emotions of a 21-year-old who’s already seen and dealt with more than most 40-year-olds. Themes of death, depression, redemption and ultimately, triumph dominate the project, which is set to the tune of eerie melodies and thumping bass kicks. To kick the roll-out off properly, Promethxan brings along Las Vegas rep, Benji for the premiere of the brand new visual for, “6171911,” a Lil’ Voe-produced banger which serves as the first single from, ‘It’s Depressing, Being The Shooter.’
Check out the video below, which was shot by illimitable, and be sure to lookout for, ‘It’s Depressing, Being The Shooter,’ which is slated to drop November 29th.