Sunday ● June 7th, 2020 ● 4:12am

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Phenom “Growing Up” [VIDEO]


Phenom speaks nostalgically about his experiences as a youth and the experiences of those he observed “Growing Up”. Visually Aaron Perkins, Jr captures that nostalgic value as Phenom sits on a park bench beside his real-life son “Ju-Ju”, telling the stories of his past as his son symbolically lives out similar experiences in his youth. “Growing Up” “Kids With Guns” is visual commentary of the present day black on black youth violence that is plaguing Chicago minority communities and the nation abroad. Past and present; PHENOM’s lyrics are just as relevant in his youth that his raps about, as they are in his son’s youth!