Recently, LA Weekly delivered worldwide recognition to Moreno Valley, California recording artist The Faze for his uniquely recontextualized new project, Liquid Swords.
Inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan member GZA‘s classic album of similar name, Faze capitalizes on his newfound popularity with the release of his new video for the dope “The Black Slim Shady.”
In the Foreign Shooter-directed clip, The Faze embodies Eminem-esque bars over GZA’s “Duel of the Iron Mic” track which featured Masta Killa, Dreddy Kruger, Inspectah Deck, and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
While spitting venomous wordplay, Faze links up with his goons and pulls a bank robbery, stick up, and hide a body.
Faze on “The Black Slim Shady”:
“The Black Slim Shady is 100% the Slim Shady character just from my perspective,” The Faze explains. “It’s probably the track I had the most fun making while creating the Liquid Swords project. With Eminem being my biggest influence I wanted to capture what the Slim Shady character would have to say in 2017, even though we love this character for being funny and controversial, there was a social message in the art as well that was always overlooked due to the color of the content. So that’s where the ISIS reference stems from, as well as the skit in the middle of the song where me and the homie Rome shoot up a Trump rally.”