Directly before the mid-July debut of his Second Hand Smoke project, northern California star-in-the-making Shootergang Kony served up that album’s final single, “Charlie.” Now, Kony is setting his sights on Second Hand Smoke‘s final track and the second take on “Charlie” for his latest visual. Notably, “Charlie 2” finds Kony reaching out to Nef the Pharaoh, DaBoii and Mike Sherm for assistance.
“We was on some old school shit on this one,” Kony explains to us, opening up about the video for “Charlie 2.” “I just wanted muf*ckas to get that old cypher feel you know when rappers was actually gassin. When you used to only see the rappers on TV. With the track al I did was throw some heavy hitters on here that could wrestle with them fast paced beats. Either way the track remind me of a lyrical exercise.”
“Secondhand smoke — that’s just shit you can’t avoid,” Kony previously told us, breaking down his Second Hand Smoke LP. “All your homies smoke and you always in the car so you might as well smoke, right? It’s just real life situations. I’m the one that don’t smoke but nobody could make me smoke either. And it take a strong mind to be okay with being the odd man out in this day and age. But you always gone inherit what yo people got going on. And you gone go head first for your n***as right or wrong and so are they vice-versa. I literally put my blood, sweat, and tears through this album. During the duration of this album I lost four brothers. In and out of jail. Anything you could name. And I’m still pushing because they need me to. I feel like I can’t let nobody inside so I bleed through my music.”
You can take a look at Shootergang Kony, Nef the Pharaoh, DaBoii and Mike Sherm’s new video for “Charlie 2” above.
For more, revisit Shootergang Kony and Nef the Pharaoh’s previous collaborative single “Ludacris.”