Upstart New York City artist Niko Brim has arrived with his latest EP, B4THETHRONE, featuring appearances from Rapsody, Domani, and more.

B4THETHRONE showcases Niko Brim’s determination to fulfill a destiny he’s written for himself, to become a bona fide star in hip-hop. The budding rapper/producer distills his passion and turns it into bars, weaving together stories that culminate into his scheme for climbing the ranks. This is illustrated throughout his six-song offering, whether it’s his melodic crooning of “Girls in the East” or giving us bars on “Sunshowers” like “respect and repetition makes a reputation,” waxing poetic about growing pains. It’s clear Niko knows which way he wants to go and uses this offering as another tool to get there.

After dropping a series of visuals for other songs leading up to the project, Brim has also dropped a new video to go along with his track “Bankroll$” featuring Rapsody. Directed by Patrick Lincoln, Brim tests his acting chops as he plays the roles of a lobby work, relaxed guest, and rebellious concierge, all while expanding his rap palate and dropping some serious bars alongside veteran North Carolina lyricist Rapsody. Rapsody also executive produced the video, with Brim as creative director.

Listen to Niko Brim’s new EP B4THETHRONE featuring Rapsody, Domani, Reuben Vincent, Asia Graves, and Great Dame below, and watch the video for “Bankroll$” up top.