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Recently Lane Gang rapper Big 24 Backdoor released his music video for his new song, “Get Exposed,” . In the absence of Lane Gang mastermind Jimmy Wopo, Big 24 BackDoor and the rest of the Hill Street crew are back at it with clean visuals, filmed in California. With flashy cars as the backdrop and with the rest of the Lane Gang alongside, Big 24 BackDoor drips onto the scene with authority in his fresh new visual.
“They call me Big Duece, Big 24, Backdoor. The Lane is Bedford Whiteside and Chauncey, we were like a music group that we called Money Lane. When we started trying to push little things here and there, I wasn’t taking it too seriously but then when Wop passed I wanted to keep his name alive. Wop was the best out of Pittsburgh ever. Lane Gang for ever. Thats all I’m doing, I’m just trying to hold Wop down,” Big 24 BackDoor said.
This visual for “Get Exposed” is being released in support Big 24’s July 4th release called, BackDoorSeason. Coinciding with his performance in Pittsburgh opening up for rapper No Cap, the project will be available on all digital service providers including Apple and Spotify.
“We still on the Lane everyday and we help out the kids and try to contribute to the community to help,” Big 24 BackDoor said about life in Pittsburgh. “No cap the way they rap out here, the shi* is hard. We like gangsta rap a lot out here, but I like the drip and mu’fuckas with they own style. They own shit, like they don’t try to copy nobody.”
In the coming weeks the Lane Gang will continue to put out visuals from BackDoor and his most recent project.
“I got another video coming soon and we gonna drop that in the next few weeks too,” BackDoor added. “I’m looking for more shows out of town and I’m trying to keep dropping. I’ll prob drop another tape, geta big feature. I’m trying to make it out of Pittsburgh, I’m tired of being here, but at the same time I want to put on for the city and I know I gotta get out to make it.”
Cincinnati’s Dash Gwoppovelli gives us a dose of what “100k” really means in 2019 with his latest Marty McFly-directed visual. “Money solves and creates all problems,” Dash told SFPL for the video’s premiere. “At one point in time, 100k meant you were hood rich, so I wanted to voice how far things have shifted. Now we view 100k like play money. Personally, it’s never enough. I feel I’m making movement, but it’s continuous work.”
“100k” was produced by M-80 and is available for stream / download now on all digital platforms via Big Coin / New Wave here: https://lnk.site/1/100k
Today Street Lord Rook delivers his new musicvideo for the song “UGH.” Having survived a bid behind bars as a member to one of Detroit’s most notorious underground empires, the Street Lords are what Detroit rappers of this generation acknowledge in their raps as the founders of Detroit’s well known underground rap scene.
From customized diamond and platinum detailed Cartier shades to full outfits in designer gear, the Detroit rap scene was molded in part by the Street Lords are the most known underground rap group in Detroit.who displayed an unprecedented amount of wealth for street rappers in the 90’s and 2000’s.
“You know the grind on getting on radio here is an uphill battle, but our Detroit scene is poppin now with Big Sean, Sada Baby, Tee Grizzley and others. Really streaming and strip clubs, that’s where the real Detroit rappers can be heard.” StreetLord Rook said. “The StreetLords to this day are the most known underground rap group out of Detroit, period. The records came out 20 years ago and they still goin up today in the club. We was making millions of dollars in the streets and living like rap stars and doing all the shit rappers were doing and it was real and so people respected it. The sound you hear with Sean and Grizzley and SadaBaby, they got the StreetLord feel to it and they show us love, but you can hear the influence in their music. We kinda set the trend and they keeping it going”
Often times when you are dealing with a rapper that is this closely tied to the streets, unfortunately a different kind of message is sent to the youth. But StreetLord Rook brings an infectious sound to fans with “UGH”, with a visual that everyone can relate to regardless of being young or old. As depicted in the short acting scenes that lead into the song,StreetLord Rook has a different message for the youth.
“I don’t want to say I’m OG like I’m old, but all the young kids today doing videos where they in front of liquor stores, where they got some drugs and guns and if you really lived that life, thats some shit you kinda don’t want to be doing,” StreetLord Rook explained. “So I wanted to bring a side to the game where, like let’s make this a little more entertaining. Because it’s real. I’m tired of the extra niggas and I’m tired of the extra hoes and I’m just sick of all the extra shit, where its like UGH, just like the song. So we just pushing people in it to where we can get our point across.”
Featured on his album Life After the Feds, StreetLord Rook touches on a wide range of sounds as he hopes to give Rap fans something authentic and real.
“This gonna teach you how to make money and how to make it out of the hood to live a good life,” StreetLord Rook said. “I just try to be real and I think that’s what music lacks. Selling all these kids false hopes and dreams, running off on the plug and doing all these drugs and stuff. It ends up hurting people long term and affecting families. You run off on the plug, you’ll mess around and get killed. You do all that lean and percs and drugs and you gonna be some junior junkies four, five years down the road because they got an opiate addiction. It sounds cool when the rappers say it, but it’s really some bullshit. Like where I come from when you get money you don’t do drugs, that’s crack head shit if you do that.”