Mayyh3m - Wake up (Video Submission by Greg Conley)

Today’s submission is a dope video created by Greg Conley and the artist Mayyh3m called “Wake Up.” The message of the video speaks about the unfortunate climate we live in now of unjust police brutality, Black on Black crime and the daily struggle Black men face just trying to make it home at the end of the day. The chorus repeats the recognizable biblical prayer “If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take,” because that’s how these men feel, having no idea what could happen once they walk out their door everyday. But they still have to live their life.

The bridge of the song slows everything down a bit and discusses being mindful of who you keep around you and call your friend. You can’t trust everyone... I know we all can relate to that.

Overall, the visuals are great (with a lot of dynamic transitions) and the beat pairs well with them. We could see J.Cole or Wale flow nicely over it.

But don’t just take our word for it, check it out for yourself and tell us what you think! #WakeUp

/CW