If you know me in person or strictly from this blog, then you know that I am a fan of those Harlem emcees Tha Gecko Brothas and their lyricism. Their debut album, From Dusk Til Dawn, is one of my favorites that dropped this year, and this joint, "New York Minute" is DEFINITELY one of the best on the album. Not only does it BIG UP our wonderful, shaken-but-never-stirred NYC, it demonstrates why Priest Forever and John O. work well together as a duo. If you listen carefully, you'll notice John's ability to ride a beat, while Priest makes the beat compliment him without overpowering his words-- but the two never clash against each other.
Anyway, on to the video. I like it because it has a "you-are-there" appeal. My favorite shots of the video are of the lil' shorty doing the chin-ups on the bar (during Koran Carlos' verse) and the lyric-complimenting final shot of the 9/11 site, an image that still pulls heartstrings seven years later.
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Aight y'all, I'm out for the weekend! Holla at me about the video!