3 Years After Sean Price’s Passing The Boot Camp Clik Is Still Saluting Him (Video)
Three years ago today (August 8, 2015), the world lost a true original with the passing of Sean Price. The Brownsville, Brooklyn MC was a deft lyricist as a vocation, and also renowned for his role as a father, a husband, and a mentor and ally to so many peers.
P’s Boot Camp Clik and Duck Down Records family keep Sean’s spirit alive and his voice being heard. Last year, the label released Imperius Rex. That album, named as one of Ambrosia For Heads’ 15 best of 2017, includes the song “Apartheid.” On the important date in Rap history, that song comes to video. Buckshot and Smif-n-Wessun’s General Steele appear in the video. P’s Heltah Skeltah partner Rockness, his wife Bernadette Price, his daughter Shaun, Tek, Illa Ghee, and others make cameos in the black-and-white visual.
“Your snot-box get rocked over Hydrox cookies / Slap-box ni**as / Free can of soda with the snack box ni**a / The rest I can’t tell ya / But catalog this sh*t as ‘the best of Mandela’ / I tear apart guys / Separate head from neck and call it Apartheid,” spits Sean who was hard at work on this album at the time of his death.
This year Sean’s Ruck Down Records partnered with Duck Down to release Metal Detectors. The eight-song project is a collaboration with Sean’s longtime associate and former Mobb Deep affiliate Illa Ghee. His vocals appeared on new releases from Jedi Mind Tricks and Westside Gunn.
This video is directed by Myster DL for Ill Mannered Films.
#BonusBeat: AFH’s “Now You See Me” version of Sean Price’s “Clans & Cliks,” featuring Meth’, Rae’, Inspectah Deck, Rock, Smif-n-Wessun, and Foul Monday: