HipHopDX Exclusive Premiere: Queensbridge, NY bruiser Big Twins heads back to his stomping grounds in the stylish new video for “Rap Star,” another standout joint off his stellar TNT album with Los Angeles producer, Twiz The Beat Pro.
Watching “Rap Star” provides some visual insight into where Twins is coming from, something he points out from the jump when he spits that he’s “born and raised in 41-16” over Twiz’s dark, piano-fueled instrumental. Twins also admits to taking a break from NYC to get his “mind and his vision right,” which led him to reside in different spots (LA most recently) and touring the globe. Of course, this was all part of his journey to reach his goal of becoming a “Rap Star,” which he details in between speaking with the youth and flexing in front of some ill graffiti.
The video was directed by the Hostage Media crew, whose past work includes collaborations with Cormega, Cam’Ron, and Rick Ross. And given that their slogan is “It’s not what u shoot, it’s how u edit,” it’s only right that their words come to life here. Otherwise typical scenario become vibrant and almost psychedelic through the use of shape-shifting edits and effects.
Peep the visuals and support the duo’s TNT LP, which is now available for stream and download through all major platforms and digital retailers, via Sound Unity Entertainment.