Written By MK1
Mix/Mastering Engineer: Yeahthismoh
Video Director/Editor: Yamza
Record Label: MainCiaga
Release Date: February 2nd, 2021
YYC MC MainCiaga dropped a new single “Road To Damascus”, a single off his latest project “John 8:34-36”! You can hear the passion in his voice as he pours his pain all over the beat. He’s got a solid sound and you can tell he’s found himself as an artist. The beat is fresh made by Yeahthismoh, and the lyrics and hook combined with this track make the perfect marriage of pain and emotions with the instruments coming in and out with MainCiaga’s flows. This one just hits for me you know when you can tell something is real and heartfelt and this ticks all those boxes. After hearing this track I went and tuned into the album and I highly recommend giving it a front to back listen. It’s a solid piece of work sonically it fits very well track to track, it’s exciting to hear projects and producers coming out of our city with these kinds of bodies of work. Go check out his Instagram account: @main_ciaga
The music video was shot and edited by Yamza, with the video starting with the quote “Jesus answered, I am the way the truth and the life, No one comes to the Father except through me” setting the tone for the video. With the tree’s burning behind MainCiaga in some shots, to the Streets and apartment blocks in Dover, displaying his ends where he grinded and struggled. The shots in the bus stop create a really cool visual. I got an old school New York rap video inspiration when watching this. Yamza really delivered with this visual, it’s clean and paints a story that follows the lyrics. I’m really feeling the gritty tones of the colors in this video. Hopefully we see more collaborations between these talented individuals because everyone played their part to create some amazing art here. Go check out Yamza. His Instagram is @yamzavisuals. Show some love to the artists! Give them a follow and add this song to your playlists! Let’s grow YYC Hip-hop!
“Was in the streets, God talk to me, on that road to Damascus, cousins knew how I was living but switched teams like Demarcus”
“Lived by Jack James, 13 like I was Harden”
“Used to get stranded at City Hall but no Arsenio, feds probably think I’m pushing, cause outside I hang with Kilo”
“Don’t know Drake, but I was blinded, didn’t see different views”
“I know in the streets, you think you gotta go and risk it, but that’s not God’s will, can’t cheat your life, no Jada Pinkett, I put a X on the box of my life, did a 360”
The verse has a lot of solid lines, these are just a few I was feeling. The flows are on point! Go give the track a listen!
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