After reigning the year of 2017 with his hit records No Words and Question Time, collaborating with Joey Bada$$, a sold out tour to making an appearance on Drake’s album “More Life” it seems 2018 will be another victorious one for the London rapper with the release of his first single of the year “Hangman” accompanied with visuals.
Directed by Jeaniq and Dir. LX, Dave is captured at ease in his naturalness spitting some intelligible charging verses on the streets of his hometown Streatham with his friends bouncing their heads and smirking at his clever use of wordplay.
Centred around an unembellished piano driven production by Nana Rogues, The Brit nominee raids the progressive beat with his gripping storytelling and eloquent rhyming, with references to knife crime to the TV series Peaky Blinders – “I brought the fam together like when Tommy got the black hand”
Tunes like Thiago Silva and Samantha, the rapper’s love for composer Hans Zimmer and mentions of politics in his music proves Dave is an artist that cannot be categorised. But with a stripped back video matched with simple yet striking words sold with passion and sincerity, the rising star delivers the song as a powerful message to be heard.
Watch the visuals for Hangman on YouTube now.
Words by, Melissa Kasule
Edited by George Kennedy