Gilbere Forté keeps a tradition of releasing projects at the start and end of each year. January saw the arrival of the mightily impressive Year of the Dragon mixtape, which boasted Pusha T, Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks, Freeway and Buddy as some of its guests, so to follow-up, the multi-talented Philadelphia product is prepping the PRAY EP, the accompanying soundtrack for his own independent short film, for a release in December.
The first sample comes in the form of the EP’s title track, which has been beautifully transferred to the digital screen. The video places Forte in a picturesque jungle landscape, where he recites his assured rhymes in the company of the native wildlife, the stunning natural setting and, of course, a local beauty. All in all, “PRAY” is an exhibition of the exemplary sound and aesthetic this MC possesses. [Complex]