Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods & J.R. Donato Feel Like 'The Man' in New Taylor Gang Video: Premiere
The BCKYRD-directed visual opens with a voiceover from Snoop Dogg and shows the Taylor Gang reps chilling in front of a corner store. Donato, who recently delivered his Why So Serious? mixtape last fall, offers a melodic hook. "Bring a child into this world, step it up and be a man," offers the Illinois rapper. "I be feeling like the s--t, and they calling me the man."
Donato explains of the song's significance, "It's important for black youth to feel proud about themselves because we're kings. It's in our blood and our roots to be just that. Also, we're told so much by cops, teachers, the upper class, etc, that we won't be sh-t. So when you beat the statistics or beat the odds, show them anything is possible and this is what's meant to be. Remain humble but let your presence be felt."
Woods, who is prepping his Taylor'd album due later this year, brags about his blessings but vows "to never fall in love again."
“We’re all talking about what it feels like to be 'the man' from our own perspectives, like for me, it’s looking back at my life and feeling good about being able to help friends who are going through hard times," Woods tells Billboard. "We want you to find things that you feel proud about and for you to follow your own path.”
"Chevy, J.R. Donato, and all the whole gang helped ensure that this will be a timeless song from the project," adds Taylor Gang leader Wiz.
Watch the video below and listen to TGOD Vol. 1 mixtape on DatPiff here.