Embark on a lyrical and artistic journey with KyE Nathaniel’s new single “Deadshot.”
Hip Hop artist KyE Nathaniel shows us just how unique and visually remarkable his perspective is with the release of both a new track and captivating music video for “Deadshot.”
KyE hails from New Bedford, Massachusetts. As the son of a prominent Jazz musician, Armsted Christian, he was surrounded by music his entire life, therefore sparking his interest in becoming an artist of his own. And that’s exactly what he’s done. With past releases like Meant to Be (Prod. by Skrilla), Pure Meditation (Prod. by Caleb Sarikey), and Coffee Shop, Nathaniel’s artistry has even been praised by artists like Wyclef Jean and Jill Scott.
With “Deadshot,” Nathaniel skillfully demonstrates his artistic abilities with not only his thought provoking and metaphorical lyrics, but also with the direction he chooses for the video. As he navigates through the New Bedford Paradise McFee Studio, lines like, “Or maybe I’m just ahead of my time/you couldn’t catch up if I passed you the Heinz,” clearly indicate KyE’s fearlessness and competence in hip hop. With every move, shot, and line in the music video, he leaves you pondering his previous statements. “Heard I write like Edgar Allan but won’t die bein poe,” he raps. But KyE’s wordplay in regard to the critically renowned writer is what’s truly remarkable. As he raps to the upbeat track, we’re provided a clear view into his lyrical capabilities and his work ethic.
The video begins with KyE walking into New Bedford’s very own Paradise McFee Studio. As the camera takes us through the trippy art-filled gallery, we get a glimpse of skeletons in chairs, a cat lying on the floor, and three people casually submerging themselves in their own art as KyE raps. Along with the dominant use of pink hues, KyE’s own art (Deadshot) is merely enhanced by the abundance of the other works of art shown throughout the video. Ultimately, these features make his lyrical and artistic abilities even more powerful as he raps, “I’m from New Bedford, Mass and it makes sense that I got mass appeal.”
Altogether, Nathaniel’s overall display of art, coupled with witty wordplay and a dope instrumental, demonstrates the reason he entitled this song “Deadshot.” His accuracy with his word usage and visual appeal is one of a kind and explains why he doesn’t miss when it comes to music.