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Latrell James adresses gentrification in new video

Sabina Palmieri

 // Apr 29, 2019

Latrell James

Boston artist Latrell James returns with a visual for his self-produced track titled "Tracphone." The lo-fi styled video portrays Latrell in an early 90's commercial delivering his lines through a megaphone as a puzzled couple watches from their couch. Watch it below:

Latrell James - Tracphone (Official Video)
Latrell James

"'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 color 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." - Latrell James

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