Frank B. offers a grimier look at his stomping grounds in his new video for “Brooklyn Vs. All” featuring fellow BK native and living rap legend Rock (of Heltah Skeltah/Boot Camp Clik).
The video is directed by Mike D Visuals and centers on shots that capture the grit and rawness of the Brooklynite’s verses. Sure, there’s footage of the famed Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding areas, but it’s all seen through a stark and almost noir-ish lens, all set to the backdrop of GIT Beats’ ominous production, who’s previously worked with the other half of the Heltah, Sean Price (RIP), as well Cormega, Prince Po, and the late Prodigy, among others. Both sonically and visually, “Brooklyn Vs. All” is a fitting portrayal of the New York City borough, particularly as it’s described by these two emcees.
Amidst their tough-talk related to their hometown, there’s plenty of sharp wordplay and intricate rhymes, too. Like in Frank’s verse when he spits “Keep a cannoli stuffed with the broccoli/ And then I light it up until I can’t speak properly/ I speak prophecy/ I dare ya try to speaker-box with me.”
The track itself stems from Frank’s forthcoming album, Let Me B Frank, that’s set to also feature Nyck Caution (of Pro Era) and Sticky Fingaz (of Onyx), among others. And if his name looks familiar but you’re having trouble placing it, here’s a hint: he was a featured contender on Missy Elliott’s The Road to Stardom series on UPN. He even landed a deal with her imprint, Gold Mine Records. But now, Frank’s doing his thing with his own imprint, Nobel House, and ready to enter the New Year in a major way.
Check out the visuals, and head over to the digital retailer of your choice if you’d like to support. Let Me B Frank is set to drop in early 2018 through Frank’s Nobel House imprint via EMPIRE Distribution.