B3NCHMARQ, the South African heavyweights, drop another smooth visual to compliment their latest album, ‘Power Trip’. It’s a classic music video, which shows them posted up in front of a gas station and riding around with the homies. Fellow rappers, Ex Global and Thato Soul also make a cameo appearance. Interestingly enough it’s shot in Pretoria, South Africa. I would’ve definitely enjoyed seeing more of the area and less of the gas station, but that doesn’t take away from the music. The song feels like a celebration after cutting through the bullshit, fake people, and hardship. I have a deep appreciation for the sampling of Denzel Washington’s speech in ‘Training Day’ at the end of the song.
Took a lot of blood, sweat, tears to make it here
And it’s gon’ take a lot to make me disappear, yeah
Had to cut a couple loose ends
All this money, only thing I can’t afford is making new friends (Yeah)