Troy Ave’s White Christmas 3 single, “Restore The Feeling (NYC),” gets the visual treatment to start off 2016. “Restore the feeling” has been a mantra, of sorts, for the Brooklyn native. On the song and in the new video, he gets more specific about what it means. Images of classic groups and crews from hip-hop’s birthplace pop onto the screen while Ave chastises New York acts for following trends that started in other cities and shouts out acts from across the country for staying true to themselves. Troy Ave is a lot of things, but inconsistent is not one of them. He’s stayed true to what he believes New York stands for, or should stand for, in his music and demeanor throughout his career. Don’t expect him to change anytime soon.
Take in White Christmas 3 here.