Lauren Declasse Channels Clyde Barrow In “Dead Presidents”

The teen brings old school gangster attitude to his new school Brooklyn flow.

November 02, 2015
Directed by Ameer Kazmi

There's not much on the 19-year-old Brooklynite Lauren Declasse except for the druggy dark video for his track "Martha's Vineyard" released earlier this year. Today, he's back with a new visual for "Dead Presidents," a flex track performed with a relaxed, discerning bravado.


In the video, Declasse is a nostalgic. Sporting vintage wire spectacles, a black fedora, and fitted slacks, Declasse rolls around town with his ride-or-die like they're a modern day Bonnie and Clyde. Instead of doing business in saloons and banks, though, he frequents his local bodega and club where drama ensues.

"My trap persona took the wheel," Declasse told The FADER over email. "I was skimming through beats, heard this crazy ass instrumental, and I started chanting the hook thinking about every girl who ever flexed on the kid. As far as the video goes, I vaguely remember telling my friends I wanted to levitate or be a 2015 Clyde Barrow in the next vid and the director [Ameer Kazmi] brought one of those visions to life."

Lauren Declasse Channels Clyde Barrow In “Dead Presidents”