Back in May, Nocando released his Severed album to the masses. Since then, we haven’t been able to stop listening.
Top to bottom, from the title-track to the “Sus Lord” outro, the LA-bred emcee rose from the ashes of a divorce and the Hellfyre Club fallout of 2014 with an album that’s unapologetically Nocando.
Of the project’s 11 tracks, “El Camino” is by far my favorite. And today, the standout track—inspired by Frantz Fanon’s anti-imperialism oeuvre, The Wretched of the Earth—has received a matching video.
From the death of the American dream to airing out people who use political slogans for social media clout, no stone is left unturned as Nocando details the troubles of inner-city living, white privilege and societal woes.
Shot by Joseph Pfister, Sophie Phister, and Andi MCfandi, Nocando’s self-directed clip can be seen below.