Though he’s experienced success in recent years, Dallas rhymer Mo3 stays plugged into the daily struggles in his community. On his new video single, “Black Corona,” Mo3 takes a microscope to the global coronavirus pandemic, and examining how the disease affects his community in particular. Soulfully sing-rapping atop a guitar-laden instrumental, Mo3 reveals how his community is left behind, even in (or especially in) times of crisis: “People hurtin’ yea the system, so sorry/They say the virus got us hacked/But where I’m at we livin’ bad.” In the video, Mo3 flaunts social distancing recommendations in defiance of the virus (note: we do not recommend this), gathering in a Dallas park in his Fendi jacket and lamenting the everyday viruses for which we have no cure: “N****s hatin’ on other n****s, that’s a virus.”
Released over the weekend, “Black Corona” already has more than 500k views on YouTube, and earned coverage in Rolling Stone. “Black Corona” follows up Mo3’s pugilistic video for “Beat Em Up” (350k views), and the clip for “Stack It Up” (761k views on YouTube), a Jazze Pha collaboration from his Osama album.