Armed with gripping lyricism and his own jazzy production, DMV artist Sheik Kargbo reveals the vivid new visuals for “Trapped (Buck Feeva).” It’s a stirring look into his hometown of Alexandria, VA, while providing another example of why he’s about to make some major noise this year.
The video’s directed by Aye Waiter, who was beyond the lens on Kargbo’s preceding video/single, “New Neighbors.” And just as that effort was instantly captivating, the same goes for “Trapped” and its portrayal of street life in the Virginia city. The simple touches of color here and there make every scene pop, while serving as visual accents to what’s already a compelling narrative.
And that narrative, as Kargbo repeats on the hook, is about being “Trapped in the trap” and everything that entails. With his pen as his weapon, he takes aim at snitches, task forces, and anyone else trying to stir the pot in his city, while also showcasing his impressive chops as a producer. Just listen to that smooth beat-switch during the third verse, and just try not to run it back.
Check out the visuals, and then head over to iTunes where the track is available for download as the second instant-grat track off The Speakeasy Experience, which is also available for pre-order through Amazon and Google Play. The 20 track self-produced LP is set to drop May 12th, via Kargbo’s own Renaissance Republic imprint.