July 31, 2017

Marlon Craft "Tunnel's End" (The Bronx, Video)

The Hell’s Kitchen rapper is posted at the 161 Street Yankee Stadium subway stop, spitting bars & will drop five exclusive music videos with MASS APPEAL, following him through all five boroughs of his city. In this edition, Craft references the legendary 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, where in 1973 Kool Herc threw what’s generally recognized to be the first hip hop party. There are a number of crafty touches on gentrification, specifically how The Bronx is one of the only places in the city that has resisted it so far. Stepping out of the 4 train, MCraft rhymes, “The BX, where hipsters ain’t driven up property yet.” His lyrics aren’t the only thing paying homage to his city. The beat on this track is a classic Big Pun joint: hard-hitting drums, piano riffs, with some spray paint shaking sound effects thrown in for good measure. Keep an eye on Marlon Craft, I have a lot of confidence in this kid.