To celebrate his 26th birthday yesterday, Ycee surprised his fans with “Balance”, an impressive three minutes of uninterrupted hip-hop goodness.
Wasting no time, the gifted rapper has now backed up the audio with a fitting video.
Beginning in a neon-lit corridor, in which Ycee dishes out his meritorious lyrics, the Funky Pluto Dynasty-directed video for “Balance” sharply takes a turn for the nostalgic, as Ycee moves to the streets and commands his gang of keen followers.
The clip canvases Ycee’s Lagos ‘hood’, and is given a lo-fi grainy treatment, reminiscent of American rap videos from decades past. Both the track and its video offer a good diversification of what is typical to Nigerian music, as Ycee incorporates his hip-hop influences throughout.