In the video for "God First," dynamic Bronx rapper Chris Cartier prioritizes faith and focus. Shot with a shadowy and noir feel, the visual shows the Bronx native rapping about his tunnel vision for success. Across some impactful bars, he emphasizes the importance of patience while waiting for a dream to materialize.
Over email, Cartier told The FADER that "God First" was a track that was inspired by a lack of patience. "I truly had to understand that if I wanted to be successful, it's not going to come overnight," he said. "It's going to take time and hard work and during that process I'm going to have to put God first to guide me there."
"The track also stems from my view on my competition," he continued. "I'm constantly studying and watching who's making the moves and who are the hottest artist out, I know at the end of the day, I have to focus on my hustle and stay grinding and time will only tell." Cartier's new project, Dead on Arrival, is due this fall.