If you’re looking for gully Hip-Hop that remains authentic while never taking itself too seriously, Orlando-by-way-of-Queens’s Red Eye should most certainly be on your radar. And he drives that point home throughout his newly released visuals for “24 Barbarian Pt.7“, the DJ Tray-produced burner off his ongoing freeverse project.
As you can hear on this track, Red Eye’s balance of humor & bully raps brings to mind what cemented the late Sean Price’s place in Hip-Hop’s hall of fame. In one line, he’s talking about stealing your girl in a ridiculous way, and in another he’s dropping slick references to the legendary Konami code & NES classic Contra (“Up up, down down, y’all niggas are contradictions/Left right, left right/select to start a sentence”). And in between spitting those bars, you’ll watch as the rapper also known as Fatrick Ewing (lol) gets lifted with his friends & chills in his Ozone stomping grounds.
Whether you know him for his solo work or time spent rhyming with groups The Closers & Infiniti Gauntlet, this much remains true: you need to be paying attention to Red Eye. Check out the visuals, directed by Ruff for OUC Films, and then head over to AudioMack for the free MP3 download!!!