Blac Youngsta premiered his new music video for the song titled ‘Long Live’.
Hip Hop artist Blac Youngsta released the video on December 3, five days after releasing his second album, ‘Church on Sunday‘. The Memphis rapper, real name Sammie Marquez Benson, shot to fame after his mixtapes caught Yo Gotti’s attention. Yo Gotti signed the fellow Memphis artist to his label, Collective Music Group, distributed by Epic Records. Since signing with CMG, Blac Youngsta’s put out two solo albums and numerous mixtapes.
God Made Thugs, But Even Thugs Cry Concludes Black Youngsta
‘Long Live’ is about the mourning of a loved one and coming to terms with the loss. This is most noteworthy because, in June 2019, Blac Youngsta lost his younger brother HeavycampTD in a shooting. It’s not the first sibling he’s lost to gun violence. In 2016, another one of his brothers died which prompted the rapper to share his emotions on social media. Posting on Facebook, he said, “I miss you so much lil brother. I swear to god when you died I thought about killing myself.”
It seems fitting for the video shot in a cemetery, with Blac Youngsta seemingly paying tribute to his brothers. From GT Films Productions, the music video’s background is left black and white for added impact. Over the course of the song, he pours his emotions out. He raps, “I just wanna be a big brother and they ask me who I want to see, I just wanna see my lil’ brothers again.”
In addition to releasing ‘Church on Sunday’ is a twenty-four minute documentary showing the making of the album. Blac Youngsta recently spoke with BET about ‘Church on Sunday’, delivering a positive message to his listeners. He said, “I put my all into this shit. It was not an overnight process and it took me a year and a half to do the album. Don’t ever let no one stop you, and don’t slow down for no one. And don’t stop when you’re going through real-life problems. Just do not give up. If you give up, you’re not hurting anybody but yourself.”