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Brooklyn Rapper Clintn Lord Reacts to Civil Unrest on ‘Toxic’

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

Records Song in Miami Amid Protests

Clintn Lord’s angst about the recent senseless police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, incessant killings of innocent Black men by law enforcement and ensuing civil unrest surfaces on his latest song “Toxic” recorded Saturday in Miami, two days before his 27th birthday.

“I was really fed up with a lot of things going on,” the Brooklyn artist said about his mindset when making the song produced by Hugo. “My birthday was coming up on Monday. They set the police station on fire here on the day I was in the studio. I just addressed what was going on. I was frustrated and I feel like everybody was frustrated.”

On “Toxic,” the “Ay! Caramba” rapper vents that his need for peace transcends all, rapping, “Maybe I should just go wavy. Maybe I should just get crazy. Maybe I should crash Mercedes. I should crash Ferrari. I’m sorry. I’m crazy.”

Clintn explains the symbolism behind the references to crashing a Mercedes and Ferrari. “The things that are most important to us, I would give all of it up and go and turn crazy,” Clintn says. “None of that matters. I will always be fighting for what’s right for what I believe in, what’s inside of me. Maybe, I’ll just go crazy.”

Clintn who released “Set Big” in May, has also recorded with his brother SAINt JHN, a fellow model, songwriter and hip hop artist who has written for Rihanna, Beyonce and Usher. Their song “Ay Caramba” has received more than 100,000 streams on YouTube.

As a model, Clintn was a part of Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 show that was featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. He’s been on Vogue Paris and also in Vogue for NYFW September 2017 for his VFiles runway walkthrough. In 2016, he performed at the Hard festival in Los Angeles on a bill that also included DJ Khaled, Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert. That same year he debuted his first album, “Beautiful Demon,” and the follow up, “Savage America,” dropped in 2017. He’s released a number of stunning music videos for “Bicycle,” “Beast” and “Love You Right.”

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