Brooklyn rapper Josh the Word releases a heartwarming music video for ‘Make You A Mixtape/TMI Freestyle’, an insightful, thought-provoking song off his forthcoming album ‘Psyched Out’, scheduled to be released this February.
“For 30-months straight Josh the Word has curated a mixtape for his friends. Now, his first single “Mixtape/TMI” premieres as an ode to two dying art forms: mixtapes and app-free flirting. It’s a throwback to the days before streaming playlists, when you would make tapes and CDs for your crush.”
In ‘Mixtape/TMI’, Josh the Word carefully balances meticulous cadences and wordplay with distorted soul and nostalgic samples. The accompanying video—equal parts surreal and heartwarming—follows an old man’s journey to deliver a mixtape to a hidden church in Upstate New York. It’s a testament to the power of music to move us, literally and figuratively.
FUN FACT: The old man who starred in ‘Make You A Mixtape/TMI Freestyle’ music video is the father of Word’s friend Jesse.
Josh the Word actually kept his word, and made us a mixtape. His ‘January Mix: The Intention’ mixtape features music from notable artists such as Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper, Jeremih, Overcoats, Run The Jewels, Jess Best, Josh The Word, and many more.
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