Incisively and aggressively painting a portrait of NYC street life, Casanova shows no signs of slowing down. Coming through with a subdued and introspective new video single, the Brooklyn rapper shares “Live.” Rhyming with raw emotion over a collage of mournful horns and chopped-up snares, Casanova digs deep inside the problems that can’t be solved by fortune and fame: “Cops wanna frisk me, homies wanna diss me/You sendin’ shots, hope you miss me, RIP Nipsey/I think my baby momma tryna turn my son against me/So I mix the D’us with the juice ’til it’s empty.” Premiered by Complex, the track features a guest verse from UK rapper Giggs, who draws parallels between his troubled youth in London and Casanova’s in NY.
Filmed in crisp black-and-white by director Mollana Burke, the video follows a young family in Peckham, a rough neighborhood in South London, as they try to make ends meet against all odds: “I don’t wanna die broke/I don’t wanna die rich…I’m just tryna live.” “Live” is the latest video from Behind These Scars, Casanova’s upcoming album.
Comprised of a breathless 10-tracks, Behind These Scars traces Casanova’s path from poverty to prison to prominence, carefully examining every aspect of the rising star’s life. Expanding on the turbulent East Flatbush narrative that began with 2018’s Commissary, the upcoming album bursts with radio-ready bops, reflective ruminations on post-prison life, and the confrontational bangers on which Casanova made his name. Featuring appearances from Young Thug, Chris Brown, Jeremih, Gunna, Fabolous, and more, Behind These Scars drops October 11th via Roc Nation, in partnership with Republic Records.
Behind These Scars tracklist: 1. Jail Call 2. Knock Knock 3. So Brooklyn (feat. Fabolous) 4. So Drippy (feat. Gunna & Young Thug) 5. Woah (feat. Jeremih) 6. Coming Home (feat. Chris Brown) 7. In My Hood 8. Stay With It 9. Could’ve Been Something (feat. KayCyy Pluto) 10. Live (feat. Giggs)