Thursday, May 17, 2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: JaH Monte Releases New Clip For "Thornton Avenue Lords"

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 2:21 PM

It begins with a brief history lesson on hip-hop before kicking into a groove and jumping right into the story of one JaH Monte. The Charlotte rapper's new Barry Espy-directed video for the song "Thornton Avenue Lords" is actually "two songs in one," JaH Monte says.

"This song was the intro to my project Real Life (South West Side Akron Story)," he tells us. "Almost the first half of the song goes into a story about steps I took to get back on my feet after leaving jail." Those steps led to JaH Monte's current domestic life in Charlotte, and in the video you see his daughters jumping up and down on a bed and having fun. (Trivia sidenote: one of those daughters was recently or youngest guest to ever appear on CL's Local Vibes podcast.) Later in the video, JaH Monte is at a basketball court, "reminiscing on old memories and trying to relive those times."

It's two steps forward and some horrific remembrances of things past. And it's a terrific video. Enjoy this CL video premiere.

Video shot by Barry Espy, on Instagram at @eastespy. Hit up JaH Monte at @jahmonteogbon.

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