Released on YouTube today (6/24/2020), the two singles are intertwined in the Jungle Jim & Haleema Manzur-directed video to chronicle the life of a Black kid who, in the midst of making the most of the disenfranchisement he was born into, loses his innocence to the drug business. "P.O.M.E" addresses the prison-industrial complex ("USA gettin' high while they book us and shoot the five...") and speaks to the resilience of the human spirit ("they tried to bury us deep, we grew us money trees"), while "Money" addresses how the lack of access to wealth emboldens the nothing-to-lose mentality of a disenfranchised and marginalized community. The two are inextricably linked and give insight to the desperate motive behind looting or selling drugs.
"P.O.M.E" and "Money" are from Phocuz & J-Mac's forthcoming collaborative EP, Vibes R Eternal 1.5, due out July 3rd.
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