Tanner Ross who goes by the name of TROSSTHEGIANT is an artist who we’ve covered frequently here on Lyrical Lemonade. The up and coming rapper has had strong showings on every single project he puts out, but this latest might be his most meaningful one yet.
Just last week, the Oceanside native was diagnosed with Leukemia. For some, this news would be crushing, but for Tanner, it was just another opportunity for him to show how bright his light is. In the midst of painful nights, hospital stays and maximum uncertainty, the 21-year-old rapper decided to drop a music video. Yes, you heard that right; While battling cancer, TROSSTHEGIANT dropped a fricken music video. I’ve never witnessed an artist do something like this before and it’s truly a tribute to Tanner’s resilience.
Back in December, TROSS dropped a freestyle video set to “Potato Salad” and today he’s returned with a brand new joint that pays tribute to Biggie Small’s “Kick in the Door”. As always, TROSS blesses our ears with an unrivaled flow and lyrical mastery. He’s at a point where he’s already proved that he can rap on any beat, so excellence can always be expected. The hard-hitting beat of the Notorious track is the perfect backdrop for this piece. Making special appearances in this music video are Tanner’s family and friends who are casually sitting in the hospital room as he spits fire.
Director Zach Sperazzo has done it again. He managed to capture on camera the amount of love and strength TROSS has rushing through his bones and it’s really an amazing thing to see. This is a video that you truly won’t want to miss. A lot of music gets released nowadays, but it’s rare that you get a high dose of inspiration like this. I’ve attached the music video down below, so give it a listen and let us know what you think! On behalf of the Lyrical Lemonade family, our prayers are being sent to Tanner and his family. Cancer doesn’t stand a chance against the GIANT! To show support, make sure you follow TROSS on his social media accounts here and here!