Hip-hop generally shatters John Stuart Mill's harm principle, which states that people should be able to do what they want as long as it doesn't cause harm to others. It's the "make it happen at whatever cost" mentality that has allowed rappers to make something out of nothing over the decades. But Long Island rapper Marcaux is hoping to prove history wrong.
Today, The FADER is premiering his new video for "Harm," in which he raps about what he calls "the perfect contradiction." "'Do what it takes to succeed, just don't hurt anyone,' but what if that's what it takes to succeed? Would you then NOT want me to then?" he writes via email. "Harm" is off Marcaux's upcoming EP, Cedar Creek, due out later this year.
The Alex San Roman-shot video also marks the death of his old self and the rise of his new form, he adds: "The scene with the three colors is supposed to be shot from ‘inside the bag,' and the 'old me' is represented by the beanie I’m wearing, which is actually merch from my old artist name."