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Latrell James Speaks Out On Gentrification In New Video

The beautifully diverse, award winning artist/producer from Boston, MA, Latrell James comes through with his first offering of 2019 with ‘Tracphone’, which shows him effortlessly flowing over a self-produced, dangerously bouncy and melodic beat. The video is a lo-fi, humorous production and shows James’ rapping through a megaphone to a pair of puzzled onlookers. Watch here

Following his debut project ‘Twelve’, Latrell James has become nationally recognized for his sincere sense of artistic character, conceptually honest song writing and versatile production skills, working with a wide range of well-known talent including Lil Dicky, J.I.D, Cousin Stizz, Khary, Michael Christmas, Pro Era’s Aaron Rose and many more.

A strong work ethic, exceptional production skills and a genuine consideration for the growth of the Boston Hip Hop scene has made him one of the most respected artists from the area. With Tracphone as the first statement of a big year, James’ original, authentic sound and positive mentality shows early signs of a promising future.

When asked about what Tracphone means to him, Latrell states: “Tracphone to me is when you no longer feel like you belong in a place where you grew up. It’s those lone footprints in the snow. Gentrification takes a toll on communities of colour and I wanted make light of that while also highlighting other important issues that affect us too. Tracphone is more of a metaphor for wanting to hold onto things that are “old” vs the new — and overall being proud of who you are and where you come from.”

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