Isn’t it nice when a NY rapper sets the record straight and cuts out all gimmicky rap coming out these days? This visual comes from Queens rapper Shirt via Third Man Records (the independent, genre-free label out of Nashville, TN owned by Jack White). This tribute visual “Flight Home,” a socially conscious ode to the lush urban culture of Shirt’s hometown of Queens. “Flight Home” is produced by San Holo and shows the Third Man signee atop a huge cargo truck painted with Nike and Adidas logos riding through the streets during traffic.
The track comes from his upcoming album Pure Beauty inspired by the profound artwork of conceptual artist John Baldessari and will be Shirt’s first full length album to be released via Third Man Records. As the first rap artist signed to Third Man Records, Shirt will make his debut album release digitally on February 9th while the LP with an alternative cover featuring Baldessari’s artwork will available February 23rd with a companion limited edition containing bonus content and a Baldessari-inspired shirt. More details forthcoming.