Canadian hip hop pioneer Dan-e-o teams up with Xentury for his latest visual release, “Worth All The Hurt.” Directed by Big Sproxx and filmed by Donny Rose, the “Worth All The Hurt” music video finds the veteran emcee and the R&B songstress captured in black and white as they perform their record against a scenic beach side back drop. The haunting and somber frames captured by Sproxx and Rose truly complement the tone and subject matter that Dan-e-o and Xentury tackle on this record, transforming the duo’s lyrics on wax into a captivating visual experience.
“Worth All The Hurt” is a very introspective record from Dan-e-o that explores his vulnerabilities, his views on the current state of hip hop, and ultimately his passion and drive to continue giving hip hop culture the respect it deserves. As always, this record finds Dan-e-o in his lyrical element as he breaks down complex ideas with quick and hard hitting metaphors. The lines “They don’t wanna taste raw anymore” is sure to resonate with all the hip hop purists out here who feel the disconnect between two generations of hip hop. As Dan-e-o breaks down the drastic changes his beloved genre has gone through during the last decade in his verses, the emcee ultimately comes to the conclusion that he will always embody hip hop to his core, and despite all the trials and tribulations, his passion for hip hop music is worth all the hurt. Be sure to check out the latest from Dan-e-o, and keep an eye out for the release of his fifth solo album, The Day It All Changed, dropping October 4th via Urbnet Records.