Since releasing his highly-anticipated and much-awaited project Journey a few months ago, Nashville rapper Brian Brown has been continually reaping the new benefits that come with him being the latest artist to captivate the majority of the city’s attention and it is beginning to look like he might be able to be the first artist since Starlito over a decade ago to push through to the mainstream as a Nashville artist.
Now by no means am I insinuating that Brown makes any type of mainstream or overly commercial music, and his latest visual for his track “Flava,” produced by Sir Illington, is a soulful and no pun intended, but truly flavorful tune that both inspires and fortifies the soul while also giving you an intriguing look visually into Nashville’s raping and all-consuming gentrification that is chewing up the old side of East Nashville locally referred to as “Out East” that has traded in affordable housing and section-8 homes for condos and hipsters which have done wonders for Nashville’s bottom line and has led to it becoming the fastest growing city in all of the south, but at the cost of these neighborhoods being lost to capitalism and greed forever.
Seck has done it yet again with this visual masterpiece and he is establishing himself as the unquestioned premier videographer in the city. Brian Brown has risen up to become the sort of de-facto musical spokesperson along with the aforementioned Starlito who hails from the same area and he is continuing to keep the spirit and tradition of his neighborhood alive through his music so hopefully this side of Nashville is not completely lost forever. If you haven’t already had the chance to check out Brian Brown’s new album Journey, I would highly recommend you doing so.