Video: Rot Ken – “Foreign”
The Internet Money/Spaceboy Productions Riser is Homeward Bound in New Video from Free Me Project
“His most recent offering “007” is definitely going to have you bobbing your head and realizing why he’s beginning to gain some much-deserved traction with his music.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“Touting hard-hitting 808s and iridescent ad-libs, Ken’s passionate vocals are the star of the show, coming through with waves of self-reflective depth and power to overcome the adversity he faces.” – Our Generation Music
The Song + Video:
With his raw, unfiltered bars that flow through freeform melodies with a sharpened timbre, Rot Ken is not to be overlooked. The young leader of Georgia’s newest wave of artists continues his celebration of his newfound freedom with a new video for his JetsonMade-produced track, “Foreign,” from his recent Free Me project. Ken floats over the buoyant beat, foregoing traditional traditional song structure in favor of free flowing, extemporaneous verse, while dropping gems like, “Sipped it out the bottle, baby girl, now I need a nap/She say I’m moving slow just like her granddaddy/N****s got it, but yeah, I done been had it.”
The Man Films-directed “Foreign” video continues the artist’s homecoming, which launched last week with his new video single, “Rollin.” As the “Foreign” video opens with Ken hanging out the sunroof of a red convertible, the track’s triumphant, fast-paced horns create the sense of nerve, wonder, and excitement that can only come from a prodigal son’s return. As he makes his way into the city, he’s greeted by a billboard reading, “Free Rot Ken,” before returning home to wander around the kitchen, try on all the clothes in his closet, and take stock of each individual blessing he’s now free to relish.
Though Ken has been away for much of 2022, his presence was still heavily felt. In May, the Internet Money/Spaceboy Productions artist shared Free Me, a 17-track project that showed his range, and demonstrated his singular ability to cut through immersive production with effervescent flows. The Augusta native’s project featured underground hits like “Baby Choppa” (1.6 million Spotify streams), “Heartbreak Kid” (1.6 million Spotify streams), and “Beautiful,” a collaboration with SoFaygo that racked up over 3.2 million Spotify streams. With additional appearances from Kalan.FrFr, Hunxho, and 21 Lil Harold, the 17-track Free Me project is available everywhere now.
Watch “Foreign”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyK0e9qbJeA
Free Me: https://rotken.lnk.to/freeme