After 10 (!) years spent working on their respective solo careers, the West Coast O.G.’s of Freestyle Fellowship banded together to record The Promise. The album is their first since 2001’s Temptations. A decade off might seem like a while, but it features the guys sounding just as fresh and sharp as ever. That’s been particularly true on The Promise‘s singles, “Step 2 The Side” and “We Are,” the latter of which now comes with some slick visuals.
With the caffeinated, shimmering Eligh production behind them, the MC of Freestyle Fellowship — Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., and Self Jupiter — form like Voltron to rap their faces off and get treated to some trippy visual effects. Capturing their collective energy isn’t an easy task, but this video seems to have done just that.
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