Lookin like legacy, she lookin like phedamines,
Hakeem Eli'juwon is back with his latest video "5:30" off his 5-track project "PLACID" that was released earlier this year. Anyone that knows of Hakeem's work knows that he has the ability to put out multiple projects in a single year that only rivals artist like Curren$y who shocked the world last your with the release of 12 projects in one year, and didn't slow down this year either by releasing at multiple projects this year. Hakeem Eli'juwon has dropped projects this year including a recently released 5-track project called "Trill Status" and has been featured on numerous tracks including Keezy Kuts song "Michelangelo" (read the article here)
The track 5:30 is produced by B Young who starts out the production of the track with a low somber horn that slowly picks up wher it is then accompanied by a hard hitting snare and a lightly strummed harp. The special ingredient added to the production of the track is the "Chirp" which is often associated with the Motorola Nextel Walkie-Talks that have been immortalized during the early 2000s for it's utility in the trap profession. Fitting for Hakeem's style and the subject matter of this track. Hakeem Eli'juwon is great at painting the picture of the hustler/player that has chosen to make his own path through life, and even with the darkness of his past there is an optimism in this track of him wanting to achieve more as he speaks of "greatness" and "lessons through growth", and "achieving his goals". It's as if he has a vault of stories and 5:30 is just one of the many that he has locked away waiting for the right beat to unlock. The video is created by SeriouslyK5 and surprisingly this is his first video. Surprisingly, because is was shot and edited pretty well. There are numerous solo performance scenes of Hakeem which is fitting seeing that this is more of a personal track. Add a classic car for some b-roll shots and you have a solid video that gives the track room to breathe while at the same time complementing each other.
Checkout Hakeem Eli'juwon's latest video 5:30 below:
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