Mississauga collective From The City are starting to make waves in the GTA. Rapper John River caught a MuchMusic Video Award nomination for “Hope CIty II” earlier this year, and it looks like FTC affiliate and ‘Sauga’s best kept secret Kaydee could be up next.
Kwesi “Kaydee” Williams’ previous project The Transition saw him exploring a more classic boom-bap sound, but on “Mission Statement,” he unleashes more aggressive flow on top of a blazing instrumental by Sammir Beats. Lyrically, this is Kaydee’s call to arms. “It’s my way of letting the game know that me and my crew are coming to stake our claim,” he told Complex.
The Steffi Tupe-directed visual offsets the song’s emphatic lyrical message, and keeps things light with bike rides, Super Soakers, and inexplicably, Kaydee in full soccer gear. “We wanted the video to encompass a fun, summery vibe,” he says. Mission accomplished.
Watch Kaydee’s “Mission Statement” above, and watch for a brand new EP dropping sometime in 2015.