In more recent times, Hip-Hop artists from the Big Apple have lamented the lack of support and diversity from the city's music scene. Even major radio stations have undergone criticism for falling short. You switch the dial to your favorite player and hear more new music from foreign acts than local ones. Still New York's Hip-Hop scene is alive and well, and with recent success stories (like Cardi B's meteoric rise) grabbing the media's attention, it looks like the genre's birthplace is back on the up and up.
Enter Ioan (pronounced Yo-on) Delice. The Brooklyn native releases the visuals paying homage to the city that formed him for his self-produced single, "Running Laps". In the tune, Ioan speaks to the chase and is seen roaming the streets of New York alongside a mysterious heroin.
Shot by King Makh, the video itself is a love letter to one of America's most admired metropolis.
WATCH IOAN DELICE IN "RUNNING LAPS" BELOW
Shot/Produced by King Makh
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