[DOPE or NAH?] Cal Scruby – Taylor Swift

Cal Scruby has been on an onslaught of visual releases and it continues with “Taylor Swift”. The video treatment predominantly features the artist front and center with visual effects tastefully adding to the central focus: BARS. What do you think? DOPE or NAH?

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In My Head | Artwork by @Onurpainting Captured by @Pixelatedstreets

I’m hardly ever home but you’re always in my head.

And I ain’t nothing much but you stuck with me instead
of dipping when you coulda. Wouldn’t blame ya if you did.
And I know that you’re independent.
I know that you’re real.
I know that you’re sick of headaches.
I know how you feel.
I know that I’m like a blemish you could never heal.
But I hope that you love me dearly even when I’m peeled
to skin and bones.
I hope you love me in my truest form.

Truth be told,
you blow my mind.
I never loved before
I met you.
It got me thinking this is something.
And you’re someone who is special.
You cherish every moment and make everything eventful.
I need you now. I need you here.
I need your kiss.
I need you now. I need you here.
I need your lips.
I want you now.
I wish that things weren’t amiss.
If you would have me over just know I would make the trip.
– D.T. Ruth

Dope work by @onurpainting captured by #GullySteez family member @pixelatedstreets in Richmond.

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Never | Artwork by @Juzpopcreations Captured by @Grand_ma5ter_flash

“I never wanna see your face again,”
she told me as she lifted up her hands. “You’re always looking for a rule to bend
and I’m not here to give a second chance.
You could have served me better as a friend
but you chose to go surfing in my pants.
You broke my heart now wanna make amends
but I know I deserve a better man.”
And I know what she’s saying is the truth.
But I don’t wanna budge. Don’t wanna move.
I need her in my life but I can’t seem to choose
between the streets or someone I don’t wanna lose.
I can’t string her along this endless ruse
but I’m addicted to the money and the booze.
And I can’t seem to dip the Avenue.
Always looking for a route, another move.
Can’t believe that it cost me you.
I can’t believe that it cost me you.
– D.T. Ruth

Dope work by @juzpopcreations captured by #GullySteez family member @grand_ma5ter_flash.

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They Say | Unknown Artist Captured by @ValiantFab

They say love casts out fear
but fear cast out my love.
Now I’m sitting in the rain and thinking how we fell apart.
I see you with your children and your loved one.
I’m in awe.
I’m thinking how the hell I messed that up and I’m appalled.
I thought about apologizing…
didn’t have the heart.
From time to time when we collide I don’t know where to start.
A “how you been?” seems fraudulent.
I seen it from afar
and small talk with a distant lover doesn’t mesh at all.

– D.T. Ruth

Dope work by an unknown artist (please put us on) captured by #GullySteez contributor @valiantfab in New York.

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[DOPE or NAH?] Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Crime Pays

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib dropped a video for a track entitled “Crime Pays” a couple weeks ago and it features the artist running his own farm presumably reaping the benefits from years of crime. What do you think? DOPE or NAH?

[DOPE or NAH?] Curren$y & Jay Worthy – PayBack

Curren$y & Jay Worthy collaborated on a track called “PayBack” and the visual features eye candy ranging from females to vehicles. The music starts with a dope sample and Curren$y kicks it off with his iconic, laid back flow and Jay Worth follows up with a strong performance. What do you think? DOPE or NAH?

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