Formerly FREESound, DYNAMIC.RHAPSODIST is the title we give to artists that is willing to talk about current events in their communities that are taboo’d. As of recent, a huge number of police brutality/killings in urban black communities have been broadcast on social media and has garnered public outrage nationwide. A lot of artists have taken to the mics and studios to voice their opinions and internal conflicts they have with the situations. We’ve had a few here on AEMNYC. Today we add PHZ Sicks to this list for his submission of The Constant feat. Rob Regal, the single off his new album The Moment.
“The song became one of my best-known songs once the project dropped and over time took a life of its own when rampant police shootings of unarmed black men constantly occurred.”
The Constant tells the tale of the misuse of power by police officers in the communities they inhabit and work in. It is clear rhetoric on what is going on with the community he lives in and what needs to change. It’s also masterful rhyming and wordplay from both him and feature Rob Regal. Check out the press release and visuals for the single below. You can also stream his album, The Moment, at the end of the post.
Welcome to the DYNAMIC.RHAPSODISTS, PHZ-Sicks.
Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced ‘physics’) presents the Raw Footage Cinema-directed music video for “The Constant”, the Best Kept Secret-produced song featuring DMV rapper Rob Regal from The Moment, his new album featuring Detroit rapper/singer Scolla, singer Alison Carney and fellow Triple S crew member Seanny Greggs as well as production from Stompboxx Music, Epik the Dawn, Kriss Liss and Kajmir Royale. PHZ has performed at festivals such as NXNE, MadeInTheDMV, 35 Denton, has opened for Wale and J. Cole, and 2DopeBoyz gave The Moment honorable mention for best mixtapes in 2013. The clip for “The Constant” comes on the heels of the videos for previous Moment singles “Black Women” (watch) and “Coming Down” (watch). “‘The Constant’ was written in early 2013 when Stop and Frisk, Sandy Hook and the news story of Henry Louis Gates false arrest for walking into his own home constantly played in my head,” PHZ-Sicks says. “The song became one of my best-known songs once the project dropped and over time took a life of its own when rampant police shootings of unarmed black men constantly occurred. Due to this, I wanted to create a video that showed how power could be misused when given to those that don’t see themselves as part of the community they’ve sworn to protect.”
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