Any rapper on the come-up or music fan can attest to the mini-sermon given by Tez McClain on “Art Vs Hustle.” In a crowded game, artists go through a sort of debate deciding between stickin’ to the decision to serve food for thought or softening their approach in order to put food on the table.
I’ve had the pleasure of keeping track of Tez’s slow but steady growth. A couple of years ago, he dominated the stage during an early performance at A3C. No frills, no sidekicks crowded the stage or the like. Just him, rapping with a precise voice and leaving a lasting impression.
And now, the Atlanta native’s starting to gain more momentum, having had his “Flick’n” video, also from Scoundrel, featured as 106th & Park’s “New Joint Of The Day.” Below’s a clip of Tez talking about the accomplishment. If things keep going his way, the decision between making art and making a living won’t be a tough one at all.
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