For the next single from Whattup Preemo I define MY Philly State of Mind.
Speaking on staying true to the Philadelphia I was raised on, in spite of how it changes around me.
Whether it be gentrification, being racially profiled in areas I once frequented, or schools being closed due to “budget cuts.”
Yet the city spends millions to make us look more appealing to outsiders who bring $ but have zero interest in established communities.
Plus dealing with the unfortunate yet more usual side of violent crime, most of the time over absolutely nothing.
I wanted to paint a picture of my city to bring awareness to issues to those who aren’t from here probably wouldn’t have a clue about.
Philly is a bit more than cheese steaks, the Liberty Bell and whatever one-dimensional outsider stereotypes some may have.
Artwork by SCRUFF GOD