The Canadian rapper Classified has always stood out with his style of personal-themed music, and in the video of his new release "Day Doesn't Die (Retrospected)," he takes it one step further by going back in time to relive his childhood. Over a somber guitar arrangement with minimal percussions, Classified tells a tale of self-redemption, forgiveness, and the pains of letting things go in order to fully heal. The record is as reflective and nostalgic as they come and showcases the rapper's profound songwriting that digs deep into relatable concepts and experiences that everyone can learn from,
As for the visual, he goes for something different and strays from using performance shots and employs a walk down memory lane to the place where it began, his hometown. Using simple long shots, drone shots, and smooth moving shots, viewers are given a detailed tour of Classified's childhood. From the first house he lived in which his dad built in the late 70s to the now dried-up pond where he used to play hockey, he draws us deep into his life's history and how these events play a role in his outlook on life.
Classified is a multiple JUNO Award winner and has had success in the form of gold and multi-platinum singles, which is topped by the 5x Platinum classic single “Inner Ninja.”