Philadelphia-based rapper Shawn Smith has released his latest freestyle, "Chain Gang," poised to make waves in hip hop. The song showcases Smith's unique flow and mesmerizing lyrical abilities, which have garnered attention from some of the industry's most recognized figures, including Black Thought, Meek Mill, and Jay-Z.
Smith's latest music video for "Chain Gang" pays homage to state property and features the rapper on the streets of his hometown. Directed by 12vy of the Midnight Collective, the video showcases Smith's love for hip-hop while also pushing the boundaries of the genre.
Described by Smith as a "State Property flip," the song is a tribute to the mixtape era and the impact of hip-hop on the streets of Philly. With intricate punch lines and Philly inflections, "Chain Gang" is a raw and gritty record showcasing Smith's storyteller talent.
Having honed his craft by opening up for rap elites like Rick Ross, Jeezy, DMX, Juelz Santana, and Ice Cube, Smith is poised to take his place among the industry's greats. With the correct elements, including time, opportunity, preparedness, and the elusive X factor, Smith is ready to launch his career and make a name for himself in hip hop.