Jeezy revisits his home turf in the gritty video for “Where I’m From,” which explores the treacherous streets of Macon, Georgia. “Ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the state of Georgia,” reads an intro caption. “A city full of gangs, guns and drugs, Macon is known for being highly populated with Crips. Macon is the home of the international known rap superstar Jeezy.”
The clip is filled with images of struggle and swagger – cars, stacks of cash, graffiti-decorated walls, Church’s Chicken – as Jeezy sets the scene with lyrics of survival. You gotta get it how ya live where I’m from / Might have to kill just to live where I’m from / You either shoot a basketball or a gun,” he raps over a hypnotic beat built on minimal synth and digital percussion.
“Where I’m From” appeared on the rapper’s October EP Politically Correct, and his new LP, Church in These Streets, is out November 13th.