Emerging Long-Island emcee Vin Jay is charting his own path in the music industry while observing the emcee code of ethics. The rising star is currently working on his new EP titled Karma and in the interim, he shares with his fans. his new single “Brain Dead” and it’s accompanying visual. The record serves as his launching pad to lyrical glory and a reminder to the naysayers that he is still rooted in his craft. Over an eerie string arrangement, moody basslines and punchy bass-driven boom-bap drum grooves, Vin Jay gets busy with the pen and paints ultra-graphic images that would have ladies clutching their pearls and guys running for cover behind concrete walls. With a penchant for the obvious sh*t talking, he also drops some gems for listeners to pick up.
The video is directed by Anickan, a fellow artist as well as an award-winning indie film director. And you can tell there’s some real talent behind the lens—and in front of it—in how such a seemingly straightforward set can come to life in “Brain Dead.” It’s really just Vin Jay and a chair, but there’s so much more to it thanks to Anickan and, of course, the man on the mic.