Premiere: Taylor Gang’s Tuki Carter Sets It Off In “Commando”
Taylor Gang’s underrated emcee Tuki Carter releases the first single — and some very litty visuals — from his forthcoming debut album, Flowers and Planes.
The Atlanta native openly shows off everything that makes him stand out amongst his crew in the “Commando” video, captured by videographer and photographer Spudds McKenzie. Carter puts his exuberant personality on full display while having a blast as he spits with a live band on a rooftop — and in a lavish room with beautiful ladies.
Produced by Big Germ, the track features Carter riding the beat with a nimble and rapid fire flow that showcases his often overlooked lyrical abilities. His party rap style makes this a song that should be on everyone’s playlist as the weather gets warmer.
In a recent interview with VIBE, the California-born and raised artist explained the concept behind his first official album and the unique subtlety behind his artwork.
“The concept of Flowers and Planes is deeply personal but is relatable at the same time. It’s based on weed, but you don’t have to be a smoker to relate. Anyone who appreciates art, dreams, and aspirations will vibe to it,” says Tuki.
“I know this because people from all walks of life have been buying my merch’, which has a simple graphic of a flower and a plane, and it’s probably successful because it doesn’t scream ‘WEED’ all up in your face; it’s simply a nice piece of art. Do they know that the flower part represents buds and the plane is a euphemism for rolling papers? Maybe not, and I like it like that. You don’t necessarily need to be direct or literal with art. Sometimes the best examples of art are ones that can be interpreted in several ways with no right answer.”
Tuki Carter’s debut album, Flowers and Planes is set to be released on April 7.