Jaden Smith Takes Aim At Cookie-Cutter Rap In A New Video For "Scarface"
I suppose we can never go too long without seeing or hearing from young Jaden Smith. The last few months have been rather calm for the spry heir to Bel Air (compared, of course, to his seemingly boundless output at the end of 2014) but today he returns with a cinematic treatment for his new single “Scarface” wherein Smith goes after the commercially viable aesthetic of mainstream hip-hop and its countless perpetrators. The clip seems to be shot in some European oasis town (a fitting look for a prince in-the-making) but despite the sunny digs, the sad-boy in-training finds a way to draw the melancholy out of paradise. Sonically, the track is impressive, marrying his love for slightly left-leaning hip-hop with combative lyricism and a brooding production from longtime collaborator Daniel D’Artiste, who played chief producer on Jaden’s This Is The Album (playing much more like an EP than an album, though.) You can see the latest from Jaden Smith below, just be sure to keep your eyes and ears on us in the weeks ahead, as there’s no telling when or where he’ll drop something next. And ‘lil sis can’t be too far behind either.