Leigh Paris is tapping into his Belizian roots... and the early aughts.
On Friday afternoon, the up-and-coming rapper MC released the official video for "Wood Grain," the latest offering from his upcoming 5500 EP. The song was produced by Lyle LeDuff and takes cues from Shyne's 2000 hit single "Bad Boyz," which samples Grace Jones' "Nightclubbin" and Barrington Levy's "Here I Come."
The video features Paris turning up in the Central American country—soaking up the Carribean sun, hanging with the locals, and partying in the Orange Wown District.
"I wanted to pay homage to my Belizean roots," Paris said, "so what better way than to take a piece of art created by the biggest hip hop artist from this country, Shyne, and add my own flair to it with 'Wood Grain.'"
You can check out the "Wood Grain" visual above, and stream the track now on Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, and more.
5500 is expected to drop later this month.