MRG Pays Respect To Lonzo Ball’s Uncompromising Hustle In His New Video

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Queens, New York native Matthew Raymond Guzmán, best known as MRG, is a Dominican-American MC who often brings his own heritage and upbringing to the forefront of his Hip-Hop. His inspiration comes from rappers like Kanye West, Nas and Daddy Yankee, and he distinctly pulls a card from the later by occasionally rapping in both Spanish and English during his verses. The Westvilla Music artist saw his debut EP, Live From The Hurst, drop last month, and now we’re getting the first taste of his visuals for the project’s track, “Like I’m Lonzo.”

Linking up with DJ Mostwanted, “Like I’m Lonzo” is an ode to Los Angeles Laker Lonzo Ball and how the player manages to disrupt corporate control over his financial independence. In this case, MRG manages to completely control his artistic outlet and push forth his artistry over a corporate check. Through an addicting melody and bouncy flow, MRG elaborates: “How can ya be mad at me, I’m just a colored businessman / Keep bread in the family, f*ck splitting all the dividends / With strangers I don’t know, Who tryna’ take control / And ya could rank me wherever, still feel like I’m the one though.

A1 Vision directs the visual up top, which sees MRG and his squad flossing at a basketball court in his hood. Surrounded by his family and friends, it’s obvious the rapper is setting his sights on claiming his fame and sharing the profits with his crew.

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