Dee-1 (@Dee1Music) – Never Clockin Out Feat Killer Mike [Music Video]
Dee-1 has just finished touring the country with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and is already back in the studio working on a new project for 2013. He has also just finished his latest video for the song “Never Clockin Out (Remix)” featuring Killer Mike, one of the many bangers included on Dee’s mixtape #TheFocusTape, hosted by Mannie Fresh.
The original inspiration for “Never Clockin Out (Remix)”, according to Dee, was that “I don’t clock in and clock out of work anymore, it’s 24/7.” For this video, he highlights the people who are also consistently grinding, namely those from a specific part of New Orleans, the 13th Ward, Uptown, where rappers Birdman and BG both grew up. “I wanted to show who I had in mind when I wrote this song: the people who are in the hoods of America, where it’s a full-time job just to stay alive,” explains Dee. “All of BG’s hood rocks with my music, they see how I’m representing for N.O.”
Shot in the intersection of Valence and Magnolia in the 13th Ward, and directed by Ben Simmons, the grimy, gritty video shows Dee-1 posting up with a couple NOLA comrades, including VL Leo, one of BG’s best friends, and Curren$y, who grew up across the street from Dee. A shadowy Killer Mike comes through at the end for his verse, but the people who are absent also play a role with this video. “A month after we shot this, BG was sentenced to 14 years in prison,” says Dee. “That gave this song and its concept even more relevance.”
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Video Directed by: Ben Simmons
Song produced by: DJ Fu