Directed by Will Thomas, Derek Minor’s latest video for “Until I’m Gone” features generous vocal contributions from BJ the Chicago Kid. As the third single from the Nashville native’s sixth album, Reflection, (out on October 14), Minor raps about remembering his roots and being grateful for his success.
“This for my people that struggle to pay off they light bill / In they heart man they wonder if Christ real / Or the next meal / I can tell you how that life feel,” he rhymes.
The video features throwback video of Minor rapping when he was a young teen as well as new footage filmed in New York and Tennessee.
“We wanted to convey that down to earth feeling,” Minor said in a press release. “No matter how high I go, I got to stay grounded. We shot some scenes where I grew up in Tennessee. I wanted it to be a family affair with people I grew up with.”
Minor has been a fan of BJ the Chicago Kid since he saw the talented singer performing on BET’s Music Matters stage. “He’s been the soul voice of our generation,” Minor says. “He’s so versatile. Plus, he’s just a cool cat. I love that about him.”
The album’s first video and single,“You Know It,” premiered in early September.