Daryn Alexus, Jamila Woods + Po' Chop Face The Struggle in Sam Bailey-Directed "I Ain't Got It" Video [Premiere]
Don’t you hate it when you’re out, you answer a call from an unknown number and it is one of those pesky bill collectors trying to get blood from a turnip? Lord knows I do, and a routinely number of Americans are trying to find ways to be forgiven for past debts. While all of that has yet to trickle down to you or I, it seems there is another way to get away from those leeches: run as fast as you can. Enter: Daryn Alexus. This Washington, D.C. native who now lives in Chicago was born for a life of entertainment. In her new, Sam Bailey (Brown Girls) directed video, “I Ain’t Got It,” the architect behind GREEN EP gives us an anthem to play for when Sallie Mae comes a-calling.
Joining her in this adventure are Jamila Woods and Jenn Freeman, better known as the performance artist, “Po’ Chop,” and together they give off a Charlie’s Angels type of vibe as a mysterious figure chases them throughout the clip. “I wrote this song not only because every word in it is true and actually has happened to me, but because I knew so many other people going through the same issues with transitioning into “adulthood” and learning how to survive on their own,” Daryn told Okayplayer through an emailed statement. “For me, a big part of that was accepting the facts, I just didn’t have it and stressing wouldn’t change that. I wanted to make a video that displayed very real situations in a fun and creative way.”
Sam Bailey, the director behind the forthcoming Brown Girls web series, plus Daryn, Jamila and Jenn come together to make this very stressful subject into a fun and creative spot to watch. “It feels very Chicago to me and I’m just glad we got to highlight the city again with these dope artists,” Sam told us in an email statement.
Without any further ado, press play on “I Ain’t Got It,” and be sure to let those collectors know how you feel!