Phonte releases the Kenneth Price-directed visual for his track “Gonna Be A Beautiful Night” off of his underrated album Charity Starts At Home.
Phonte drops the second video from arguably the best album of 2011, Charity Starts At Home. Because of the reality and relatability in his music, Phonte often gets labeled the “everyman MC” and the 9th Wonder-produced “The Good Fight” is an “everyday struggle”-type song that showcases this side of him. The mix of middle/working class imagery and current economic conditions in the video compliment the track (and Phonte) perfectly. Check it out.
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EXACTLY 100 days after the release of his critically-acclaimed debut, Charity Starts At Home, Phonte drops the first video from the project. “Dance In The Reign” is the opening song on CSAH, an uptempo head-nodder that gives Phonte room to pack in his trademark wit, wordplay, and punches.
Suicide mission, straight sabotagin’
Flow so addicting it’s like habit formin’
Flow hair-raising it’s like rabbit farmin’
Peter Cottontail hopping over beats or rocking
Acappells since the days of Akinyele..
The video is directed by Kenneth Price, who has also done a lot of work for (9th Wonder’s) Jamla artists. The black-and-white video centers around Phonte and a live show (with 9th as DJ), nothing too fancy aside from some quick cuts. Simple, but very enjoyable. The viewer can focus on the track and Phonte’s always-impressive delivery. As you might can tell, Phonte gets a lot of spin around the MusicandModeling.com office. We hope that it won’t be another 100 days before another video.
(And we hope that it will be “The Life of Kings”)