Queens street veteran Meyhem Lauren has just dropped the first video from his forthcoming album ‘Piatto D'Oro’. This comes only a week after releasing track ‘Bonus Round’ via Soundcloud. Despite having an impressive list of co-contributers - ‘Bonus Round’ featured Roc Marciano, Action Bronson and Big Body Bes - I personally thought the track was underwhelming, and slightly disappointing. However, ‘Money In My Pocket’ is awesome, taking it up a considerable notch and seeing the rapper delivering his unique brand of showboating; slackjawed, drawling verses about dressing well, eating better, and generally winning at living the fast life. These are all relayed over an awesome Boom Bap inspired beat from producer Farhot, one that almost makes you want to walk like Mr. Soft. It's an unashamed tough talking track, and although it may not be deeply intellectual or soul searching, when it is played out with such style as this it is hugely enjoyable. Plus the main hook is dynamite, seeing Meyhem Lauren exclaiming “Bottles on table, bitches on my lap, money in my pocket, that's a mother-fucking fact…”
The video is also inspired, as Lauren plays the part of a friendly neighbourhood Santa Claus. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.
‘Piatto D'Oro’ is being released early 2016 via Fool's Gold