By: Seamus Fay
As it stands, even with the abundance of headline-grabbing rap albums released this year, I can confidently say that Michael Christmas’ Role Model remains in my top 5 projects of 2018. It’s a remarkably true-to-self record, and by watching the Boston representative transition into his newfound role in life, it genuinely feels as though fans are being taken along for the ride toward success for Christmas. That said, amidst the very beginning stages of his tour, this soon-to-be star is back on Graduation Music today with a new music video for the Role Model standout, “Ball”.
Produced by Thelonious Martin and Aniko Thomas, this soulful record has always been one of my favorites on the album due to its infectious dedication toward making it as an artist. Christmas puts his all into the anthemic offering, and matching this intensity appears a championship basketball game in the new visuals. Names including Millyz, Muyi Fre$co, Jefe Replay, Haasan Barclay, and Coach OG Swaggerdick grace the screen as they hold numerous different roles involved with the game, but not until Christmas comes in for a late substitution is the full glory of the song felt. He attempts a game-winning shot with the entire crowd booing the decision to bring him in the game, and as for the result, you’ll just have to watch and see.
Click play on the Shadow Lion production at the link below: