Atlanta native Deante Hitchcock made an indelible impression on Revenge of the Dreamers III and is now looking to keep his momentum intact. On Thursday (March 26), Hitchcock teams up with 6lack for his new video “How TF,” premiering exclusively on Billboard.
Set in a psych ward, Hitchcock is spotted with a straitjacket, spilling on his relationship woes. “You know I’m working, and I got a lot of things on my mind / You know I want to be with you 100% of the time,” he cunningly raps inside of his psychiatrist’s office. Hitchcock’s fragile mind begins playing tricks on him as his ex-lover appears as his doctor during his session. This false illusion causes the distraught MC to break the vase of his psychiatrist, resulting in him being forcefully removed from the office.
Later, 6lack comes into the fold when he sets the institution on fire with gasoline, freeing his cohort Hitchcock. “I blame myself, but I need you to take a second look / probably rob you for your feelings ’cause my ex made me a crook,” says the “East Atlanta Love Letter” star.
Hitchcock reveals why he believes this song has a special place in his heart, telling Billboard: “After coming off of tour with 6lack back in 2018, I knew once we finally sat down and put something together, it was going to be special. I’m glad to be able to say I was 100 percent right about that. This song is necessary for a lot of people. These are all the things we’re saying about love in our heads instead of saying them out loud.”
6lack echoes DH’s sentiments. “It was very special to create with the bro Deante on ‘How TF,’ especially on a topic I’m always willing to shed more light on..love.”
Hitchcock’s upcoming project Better will drop later this year. Check out “How TF” below.