By Josh X's assessment, musicianship is at an all-time low in the industry. With his new single "All on Me,' featuring Rick Ross, X is aiming to bring that back.
"My song 'All On Me' featuring Rick Ross means a lot to me," X tells Complex of the track, the official video for which we are premiering today. "I'm getting a chance to showcase musicianship, which is no longer happening in today's business. My whole career as an artist was built on the education and history of music. I did four years in college. I been a student before I was artist. When's the last time you heard a record on the radio with live drums, horns, violins, and pianos?"
During sessions for the song, recorded in Miami, the Juilliard-trained artist knew he had to secure a Ross guest spot. "There was only one person I was hearing on it, and I'll never forget the day Shaft, the CEO of KSR [X's label in partnership with Epic Records] called me and was like, 'Check your text, I sent you something,'" X recalls, "and history was made from there!"
Up top, catch Josh X and Rick Ross' "All on Me" video, directed by Picture Perfect.