As Kyle Rapps continues to celebrate the release of his debut EP, Re-Edutainment, the NJ-born, NY-based emcee releases his second video from the project for the song, “Rent (Remix)“ featuring the legendary KRS-One. Fans may remember the original, released back when Kyle was still performing under the moniker Black Skeptik, but this new version of the video provides a darker feel, a perfect pairing with the vibe felt through the song’s instrumental and message.
“I wanted to remix the original ‘Rent’ song that I did with KRS-One and add a more serious and dramatic vibe to strike a chord with landlords and tenants worldwide,” says Kyle.
The video begins in Kyle’s dank and dimly lit apartment amidst the hustle and bustle of Harlem streets. Cutting to homeless children on the sidewalk begging for spare change, the video makes a bold statement on the plight of families living in the city struggling to survive. The setting goes even further showing young boys and girls picketing in front of an establishment carrying signs, both in protest and despair, reading, “I Have Kids to Feed” and “Rent is Too Damn High!” In the midst of omnimous overtones in Kyle Rapps‘ revamped video, his main message is clearly delivered: “Stop raising rent. Know your tenant rights.”