Derek Minor Revisits Days As An Aspiring Rapper In "Look At Me Now" Video
For his latest music video, rapper Derek Minor revisits the days before his music was on the Billboard charts; when it was only him, his talent and hopes that he would be heard.
In the Will Thomas-directed music video for his song “Look At Me Now,” Minor goes back to his teenage years as an aspiring artist. The new video sees him spitting his heart out over an ominous self-produced backdrop. The current Minor and a younger version stand alone in a shoddy building with recording equipment, a mirror, and rooms with peeling wallpaper.
“I remember being 15 years old, sitting in my room with a Roland JX305 keyboard and an eight-track mixer with dreams of making music and people listening,” he says. “Fast forward to today, and I’m living that dream. It’s a humbling thing because many people don’t get that opportunity. ‘Look at Me Now’ is for all the dreamers out there who have big goals. If I can do it, so can you. You were made for greatness.”
“Look At Me Now” premiered on BET.com. It is the latest video from Derek Minor’s latest album Reflection, which debuted at no. 5 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums Chart. His single “Change The World (ft. Hollyn)” has risen to no. 18 on the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart.