The ways in which we all mourn & overcome obstacles differ, but there’s something we could all gain from the way Vocab Slick flipped a negative experience into something positive. Rather than letting personal tragedies keep him down, the Bay Area emcee took his pain & poured it directly into his music—a sentiment that’s made evident in his newly released video for the Aagee-produced, “Priceless”, which features Opio (of Souls Of Mischief).
The beautifully animated visuals, which were illustrated by Unjust (of Hiero Imperium), thoroughly complement the message heard on the hook: “Priceless, I might roll the dice, take a chance/Because you only live once, you only live once.” That’s particularly true during the final verse, which takes a turn from images of b-boys, graffiti artists, & cityscapes, to showcase photos of Vocab’s closest friend, and former Distant Relatives partner, Joseph “Maynee” Carter, who passed away in November of 2014.
The heartfelt, moving track & its lush video are a touching tribute to not only Maynee, but for the gift of life as we know it. “Priceless” stems from Vocab’s 2014 LP, ‘Issues & Episodes‘, which you can stream in its entirety through his website, or download via iTunes.