Punk-rap super-group The White Mandingos vs. #swag in “The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me”

The White MandingosThe White Mandingos:The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (Fat Beats, 6/11/13)

Super-group The White Mandingos, comprised of rapper Murs, Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer, and Ego Trip magazine founder Sacha Jenkins, is releasing its debut album, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me, on Fat Beats in June. A concept album about a Harlem projects-dwelling rocker, it’s shaping up to be an incisive, satirical, and unique blast of dub-infused rap punk.

Now the band has shared a video for the album’s namesake single, and it lets the ubiquitous “swag” have it with both barrels. Directed by Jason Goldwatch, it follows Murs making his way through the streets, namedropping “Dimebag” Darrell, and wielding guns, women, fried chicken, and a very furry hat.

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