While the city of Atlanta gets a huge amount of praise for it’s contribution to today’s sound of music, that doesn’t discredit the amount of artistry that is coming out of other southern states as well. Speaking in more specific terms, Tennessee has been delivering some solid hitmakers as of late, and it honestly feels like it could be a hotspot for America’s new protégées. We have seen Slatt Zy–Chattanooga’s young up-and-comer, Pooh Shiesty–Gucci Mane’s latest signee to The New 1017 Records, and now Nashville’s own Derek Minor is next up on the list, and is ready to step on necks. Today, he is making his debut on our platform with the release of his latest visual and single titled “Clean”.
Derek Minor is more than just a rapper. He recently spoke on a panel for Harvard, and has been an advocate for all things black, most importantly. When he’s not activating and speaking for the people, he also raps and does it very well. Directed by Will Thomas, Derek is seen reciting raps in a wild open desert as he reflects on life overall. In what he calls “dodging all the bogus”, this record speaks on the past year that we all experienced and how we need to keep our eyes on the prize.
Derek on the direction of the record:
“2020 wasn’t what any of us expected it would be, but now that we are in a new year, it’s only right we leave the past behind and focus on making 2021 ours. ‘Clean’ puts how we are all feeling into the perfect perspective: we’re not dealing with drama, we’re making our goals happen and not letting anything get in our way.”
Watch the visual for Derek Minor’s “Clean” below and connect with him on Twitter!
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