RAGE! – [Lil Skies]

As the hip-hop industry has grown and diversified over the years, there are a few emcees who have helped mold the artists that are coming into the spotlight today. Depending on what kind of music you’ve listened to, you may look at different talents with this sentiment, but I think one of the people who truly did break through barriers was Lil Skies. The Pennsylvania-born musician was once just a kid with a pipedream and face tattoos, but he believed in his skills, knew that he was destined for something great, and he wasn’t going to stop until he reached his goal.

Since then, he has seen a handful of videos that our very own Cole Bennett directed receive millions of views, some of his own records hit the charts, and he has grown a consistent following that appreciates him and loves to see the success he has accumulated, but he still has a long career ahead of him, and as much as I love looking back on his achievements, I am even more so looking forward to the future.

While I’m not entirely sure what’s next for Skies, I know that he is always plotting something great, and when he teams up with his friend and innovator Sam McGrath for music videos, you already know that magic will be made. This is the case yet again in the visual for his record “RAGE!”, which is his latest release where we see his invigorating new record brought to life in such a picturesque manner. I love the mixture of so many different styles of videos in one because even though it opens in a studio setting where a red backdrop allows for various different effects to be integrated, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

There is also an amazing scene where Skies spits his bars in front of a graffiti-filled wall prior to a more common yet still appealing series of events that take place on the grounds of a gas station, ultimately bringing 3 different settings together for one marvelous video. Add in some cameos from artists/friends Lil Gnar and Landon Cube, and you have a video that you simply can’t miss out on for another second.