Future’s 2017 classic record ‘Mask Off’ has been given new life in the wake of California’s spiking coronavirus numbers.
The city of Inglewood, beloved within the Hip Hop community thanks to the shoutouts from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, and others over the years, has created a public service announcement with the Freebandz leader’s multi-platinum single serving as the foundation.
Released as a single for Future history-making, self-titled fifth studio album, the Metro Boomin-produced record went on to be certified 7x platinum. Local rapper Tommy Bunnz serves as the Inglewood version’s and also served as the video’s director
The nearly 90-second video showcases love from Los Angeles pro sports teams Clippers, the Chargers and the Rams and local establishments such as Fiesta Martin Mexican Grill and Woody’s Bar-B-Que.
Reps for the Los Angeles city call the visual “good vibes” and one of their native songs wholeheartedly agrees. Inglewood rap stalwart Thurzday expressed his approval on the clip to HipHopDX, citing how the awareness will go the distance.
“It’s good to see the city taking some precaution to protect the health of its citizens,” Thurz relayed to DX while noting Bunnz was a friend of his.
“2020 is crazy and health is wealth. Do everything to protect yourself, from diet, exercise and mask,” he continued.
Thurz himself has been busy this year giving the 310 area and beyond some new Hip Hop to absorb. The veteran MC has been steadily updating his living playlist, More Thurz On Thurzday, each week including the latest released track “Mother Nature,” which features fellow Inglewood artist Damani Nnkosi.
As of press time, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed 766,201 coronavirus cases with 14,721 of them fatal in the state with 241,374 of those cases and 5,918 deaths attributed to Los Angeles County.