Cantrell has positioned himself as an artist who moves with intention, and his latest move is another example of him using his content to strengthen his meaningful message. Last month, he unveiled his Beware the Sheep Clothing, and now he is continuing the momentum by unleashing a five-part video series filled with short films that coincide with each song from the project. Today, he premieres the visual for “Hear Me Now.” On the song, he opens up his verse by paying homage to a figure he has learned a lot from:
I’m thankful for the honorable Elijah Muhammad. I learned to be a better Christian from his followers/ I’ve been quarantined, I mean to get my power up. I’ve been with a queen, I’m king when I’m inside of her/ Anytime I leave, she leave, the fear be lightin’ up
‘Cause they been puttin’ knees on nеcks and heat inside of us, uh/ Pardon me, I had to gеt right to it, get a knife and stick the shit right through ‘em/ Lord forgive me for my brash delivery/ But I can see vividly what these crackers be giving we.
The visual honors Malcolm X, as Cantrell plays the role of him and reenacts him delivering a powerful speech to a crowd of not-so receptive reporters. The aforementioned Beware the Sheep Clothing includes features from Doeman and Grip. Most recently, Cantrell can be heard handing out assists on projects like Caleborate’s Light Hit My Skin, Rob Markman’s If You Don’t You’ll Regret It, and the intro track of A-Lex’s From A Seed (Deluxe).
Be sure to press play on Cantrell’s brand new “Hear Me Now” music video down below and keep a look out for the rest of Cantrell’s video series that will be rolling out within the following weeks.