Photo: “Where I’m From” video screenshot
  /  09.20.2021


Jackboy has returned with a personal visualizer for “Where I’m From” off of the second installment of his self-titled album Jackboy 2. The new video is a poignant moment for Jackboy as he honestly shares his history both sonically and visually in a triumphant ode to his home. “Where I’m From” follows Jackboy embarking on a trip of reflection and hope as he reconnects with his roots in Haiti in the wake and rubble of the devastating 7.2 earthquake occurring earlier this year. On the track, Jackboy delivers raw lyrics about his upbringing:

Grew up around drug dealers and killers, I done made it up out a city where those n***as don’t ever show no type of love/ I done learnt the game from the best, I’m trying to go when it’s time to step/

I ain’t go to school I got this knowledge from the thugs/ Where I’m from it’s killed or be killed/ No, I can’t tell you what to do but if I was you I’d probably always keep my gun/ In the slums, this shit get real, I can’t trust nobody no more, that’s cos n***as be killin’ just for fun

The aforementioned Jackboy 2 project features 15 tracks and features from Money Man and Fireboy DML. Prior to this, Jackboy dropped off his Love Me While I’m Here project a few months ago, equipped with 19 tracks with additional features from Rylo Rodriguez, Fredo Bang, Denzel Curry, Sada Baby, DeJ Loaf, Lil Mosey, Tyga, Juelz Santana, 42 Dugg, Sniper Gang crony Kodak Black, and more. He then returned with a new single “Protecting My Energy,” a track that reminds us to prioritize the important things in life. 

Be sure to press play on Jackboy’s brand new music video for “Where I’m From” down below.

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