Darion Harris navigates his identity on new single “Black Kid”

Watch a charismatic new video from the rising Harlem rapper.

July 03, 2019
Darion Harris navigates his identity on new single “Black Kid” Jonathan Logan

Following the release of his debut project Soire back in 2017, Harlem-based rapper Darion Harris is back with a new single, "Black Kid." On the surface, it's a bouncy track suitable for your 4th of July cookout playlist, but Harris packs the lyrics with a course reflection on his identity. “There’s this feeling as if there’s target on your back when you are a black kid trying to outgrow your circumstances - and there’s no escape from that," Harris wrote in a press release. "I wanted to translate this feeling into the music with straight to the point bars.”

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The Kit Moynihan-directed video takes some cues from Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video, bringing that one-take energy to an alley in New York. Check out the charismatic video below, and stay tuned for more from Darion Harris.

Darion Harris navigates his identity on new single “Black Kid”