Atlanta’s 6LACK built up a storm last month with the drop of his project FREE 6LACK. Ricardo Valentine (aka 6LACK) dropped his first lyric in the studio at just four years old, and twenty years later blessed us with his debut album. Supposedly he was stuck in a five year record deal, which commenced in 2011, with the aptly named ‘FREE 6LACK’ acting as an ode to freedom (from both the deal, and some bad relationships):
“I wanted [the album] to serve as kind of a statement for everything, summarize the last five to six years of my life,” 6Lack told Billboard. “I wanted to make a statement that I’m free from my older relationships and I’m free from all ways of thinking and my old feelings.”
The album has been hailed by most as a triumph, and the latest visuals presented from the project is “Ex Calling”. This is actually a straight flip of Future’s “Perkys Calling“, just with less lean and more exes on the phone. The video is a moody black and white picture, of which 6LACK says “I think the black and white pictures, and the black and white aesthetic, and the moody, dark aesthetic, it’s not something that I ever tried to do. It’s just who I am.”
Stream the entire album here.