Los Angeles native Azad (formerly Azad Right) has been steadily developing as an artist for several years now. His strongest statement to date is the single “If I Die,” a collaboration with singer Harry Hudson that came out in the Spring. The introspective rhymes paired with the catchy yet somewhat ominous chorus work masterfully over the HU₵₵I-produced beat. One listen to the song and it’s obvious that the upstart rapper is hungry for more.
After several months, Azad brings the track to life with a new music video, courtesy of Patrick Kudej. The clip finds him reflecting upon his artistic journey thus far, the city of Los Angeles reflected in the background. While it has been almost a year since Azad dropped his last project, For The Hopeful, hopefully this music video is a sign that more music is on the way. In the interim, Azad has a show next Sunday (August 20) at The Mint in L.A.