OG Dutch Master reps #NewBaltimore, has a VEVO
OG Dutch Master has quickly risen up the ranks of Baltimore hip-hop throughout 2013, with a busy year thatâ€™s included the February release of his debut mixtape Art Of War, an EP called 3.5 Gramz following in April, and #NewBaltimore, the memorable Broom Factory Factory concert he co-organized in June. More recently, that buzz has culminated in the release of another mixtape, Blue Light District, and the rapperâ€™s continued steady stream of YouTube videos. In fact, he might be the only only MC in the city with his own Vevo channel. The latest of those videos is â€śDirty Diamonds.â€ť
â€śDirty Diamonds,â€ť the opening track on Blue Light District, is only 2 minutes long, but OG Dutch Master fits some of the tapeâ€™s most thoughtful lyrics into that track, and matches them with the visuals. Where in previous low budget clips, he mostly played the weed smoking rapper, always taking a drag in between rhymes, the Thraxx-directed â€śDirty Diamondsâ€ť video is both a more serious and a far more polished affair. He performs the song alternately in the middle of a graveyard, in front of a wall covered in tragic newspaper headlines, chained up like a slave, and with an American flag blindfolding his eyes. It feels auspicious, like heâ€™s ready to do something serious with the attention heâ€™s getting.