Following up his jazzy “Nonchalant” single, Munir Griffin maintains the soul with his new video, “So High.”
A saxophonist, songwriter, producer, and rapper from Camden, NJ that currently attends UCLA, Munir Griffin is the lead artist of Westwood Village Entertainment Group. Influenced by John Coltrane, Tupac, J Dilla, J Cole, and his legendary cousin, Rakim, Munir Griffin is preparing to drop his debut project, ‘The Proclamation of Munir Griffin’ with the world.
In the Plum Creek Productions-directed visual, Munir gets lifted while roaming Camden and NYC with his saxophone. We see him groovin’ to his own song in his UCLA hoodie and there’s nothing more genuine than an artist in love with his own music. The video features him on his sax, with images of the two cities. With lyrics appearing on the screen, you find it hard not to bop your head with Munir.
One of my favorite parts of the video is when he stands in the middle of the street and pulls his sax to play. There is something so raw about the image that only a real music lover can appreciate. That is how a lot of people get their start and it’s nice to see that featured visually.
Another really cozy part, visually, is when Munir is standing in front of Camden High School, which I assume is where he attended. He says “UCLA never thought I’d make it here. Young Black male tryna make a career.” He just seems really genuine both lyrically, performance wise, and visually.
His single “Nonchalant” hit 10K plays on Soundcloud in just 3 weeks. Now it’s well on it’s way to 15K. The Camden artist is sure to make waves in the music industry.