Fast – [SoloSam]
Underground Chicago rapper SoloSam’s name has been on my radar ever since I saw him perform live for the first time at Subterranean this October. The man was fearless and relentless, literally hopping off stage and into the crowd, getting up close and personal as he rapped along with audience members. I wasn’t very familiar with him before that night, but afterward, the performance had been permanently imprinted in my memory. Today, SoloSam impresses once again with a new video for his track “Fast.” Dropping fiery bars aimed at his competition, he absolutely kills this self-produced beat. His gravelly, deep tone also sets him apart, bearing a feeling of battle-hardened wisdom as he speaks his truth through his lyrics. The accompanying visuals, which were premiered over at These Days, elevate the volatility of this song, leading with a clip from Muhammed Ali and following Sam and his crew on a heist mission. Reminiscent of scenes from the Oceans movies and Baby Driver, the visuals that brothers Ian and Sean Mallers (StripMall Productions) have cooked-up fit perfectly with “Fast.” Peep the video for “Fast” now, and stay tuned for SoloSam’s forthcoming ITIS project.