Video: Booka600 – “POW”
OTF Signee Booka600 Packs a Punch in Flex-Heavy “POW” Video
Tunefully relating his state-of-mind, Chicago’s Booka600 follows in the footsteps of his mentor Lil Durk. Packing a formidable melodic punch on his new video single, Booka shares “POW.” Punctuating each line with an emphatic rhyme, “POW” is an infectious and hard-hitting drill anthem, providing the perfect opportunity for Booka to tout his well-earned riches: “Look at my chain, POW/Look at my ring, blaow.” In the video, Booka retreats to an empty house in the woods, plotting his next move and laying in wait for anyone who might try to pull up. “POW” is Booka’s first new song since the release of Word To LA, Booka’s recent project.
With a titular tribute to his fallen friend LA Capone, Word To LA finds Booka at a crossroads, shaking off the traumatic experiences of his past in an effort to unlock his limitless potential. On tracks like “Promising”and “Faith,” Booka looks at his current life in disbelief–how could he have imagined, growing up in poverty, that he would eventually make a living doing what he loves? The project runs the gamut from piano-led ballads like “Fairwell” to hardcore drill anthems like closing track “Bison,“ which has an energetic music video, and recent single “Ok Ok Ok,” featuring Lil Durk and King Von. Achingly vulnerable and infectiously melodic,Word To LA‘s greatest strength comes from Booka’s emotional honesty and depth of feeling, which comes across even on the most hard-nosed anthems. Featuring additional appearances from Tee Grizzley, JusBlow600, Yung Mal, and Lil CO, Word To LA is available everywhere via Only The Family/EMPIRE.
Watch “POW”: https://youtu.be/Q_fUCJzDWIw
“I don’t rap like where I come from. In my hood, everybody raps a certain way. I prefer storytelling,” says Booka600. A product of the Washington Park neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side, the artist on Lil Durk’s Only The Family roster has a story to tell, and the wisdom to make it compelling. “I really started music when I was incarcerated. I thought about it and realized that I didn’t want to rap about violence. I wanted to be a motivational artist to change the thought process. Even if you are in the gutter or you are in the trenches, you still need some type of motivation. ‘Cause I was the same person in jail. I wanted to give the people hope.”
Word to LA: https://empire.lnk.to/Wordtola
Booka600 – “Ok Ok Ok” ft. King Von & Lil Durk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiW0xFWIlZQ
OTF ft. Booka600 – “Baguette Bandz”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXOtpHlUfg8
Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-durk-presents-only-the-family-involved-vol-2/1446952437?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes
“7:30” (Lil Durk x Booka600): https://youtu.be/XzbbI_6hMgU
Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-durk-presents-only-the-family-involved-vol-1/1419853271?ls=1&app=itunes
Booka600 – Six Summers: https://open.spotify.com/album/0m1cSHTsrikj03U0JY5ZrC?si=Pj8mBv_FSRe7nzGyeKE3SA