In one of the cooler concepts to a music video I’ve seen lately, Mickey Factz stars as Malcolm X — transforming himself into the role in depicting Malcolm’s days as a Harlem street hustler.
It’s inspired by Spike Lee‘s joint with Denzel Washington in the lead role so you know Mickey went all out in creating that vibe. Everything from the attire, scenes in an old school barbershop and the streets, and Mickey even dying his hair red.
The song and now visual combine for an informative and modern illustration of Malcolm’s story that the younger generations can connect with even more. I for one appreciate the experience as Mickey kills it on the mic and in the video (that last verse too…). Nadia Tayeh directs in this must-see video off this summer’s 740 Park Avenue.
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This is shaping up to be next-level.
For the video to his lead single off this summer’s 740 Park Avenue, “Detroit Red”, Mickey Factz is Malcolm X.
Like, literally depicted as him to the tee. Factz, sans his signature facial hair, really looks the part in the first preview we get of the upcoming video/mini-movie. Inspired by Spike Lee and Denzel Washington’s depiction, Factz will play Malcolm during his time as an NYC street hustler.
Really looking forward to how this turns out. Directed by Nadia Tayeh.
A brief audio-biography of Malcolm X’s younger days, Factz places himself in the shoes of Detroit to tell his story. Provided by a Jazzy backdrop from Aleem Bilal, Mickey serves up a great reminder to what his talent can provide. This is the first leak off of his newest project entitled ‘740 Park Avenue.’
NEW Mickey Factz with a fantastic concept and premise seen above, played out properly with some superb verses. Mickey’s technical skills are as sharp as ever, mixing in similes and alliteration along this deep, insightful story. It’s the type of song to run back and forth a few times to really get a clear picture of what Mickey is illustrating. You’ll be engaged on listen #1, even from the very beginning as snippets of Denzel’s 1992 performance as Malcolm X play to introduce (and later close) the song. Very strong effort from Factz to kick off 740 Park Avenue.
Chicago imagery in the all-new video from GLC for “Malcolm X”, directed by Addison Wright.