New Jersey-bred musician Juwan Elcock, aka BLK ODYSSY, made his debut at the DopeHouse with the incredible “Complex of Killing A Man.” For those that missed it, definitely check it out: the video for the song plays in reverse as it unwinds the story of a tragic murder from end to beginning.
“Killing A Man” was actually “part two” of the story, with BLK ODYSSY now releasing the first part “BENNY’S GOT A GUN.” Featuring Benny The Butcher and the legendary George Clinton, the song’s accompanying visual focuses on the titular character who — after being bullied and brutalized by some kids in his neighborhood — decides to take matters into his own hands.
“Benny spent his whole life tired of running. Until the demon glued to his back whispered.. the butchers coming. Then the father of funk descended from the skies. He whispered a sweet hymnal.. to Bennys surprise. Blessed be the black souls ejected from black bodies.“
“BENNY’S GOT A GUN” is the second offering from his BLK VINTAGE REPRISE, a 6-song expansion of BLK’s 2021 album BLK VINTAGE, slated to drop June 24.
I can’t wait to hear this.