Queens emcee Kyza’s has just released his latest single/video “Hood Principles” from his album Street Diploma. Hood principles sort of picks up where Biggie’s “Ten Crack Commandments” left off; giving the listener a survivalist’s guide to the hood. It’s a decent street anthem laced with a bevy of gruff vocals and brazen lyrics that invite the viewer to tune in.
Kyza’s flow is reminiscent of a young AZ; he growls out a slew of respectable punch lines that depict graphic images of how things go down in Hollis. The beat is ridiculously hot and the hook will remain on your brain all day (and yes, it has on mine). As for the visuals, the quality of the clips is poor, but the magic is in the editing. Director Blackseedz does a fantastic job at connecting accented clips with various lyrical anchor points within the song. This video could use a higher quality lens and more variety of scenes to make it reach its full potential.
Hood Principles may not be the most elaborate new video that we’ve come across, but it is effective and enjoyable. Check it out below and let me know what you think about it.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.