In case you missed it, Alabama rapper, Rylo Rodriguez just dropped his new music video, “Basketball Numbers.” Currently trending on YouTube, the video sits at #11 for music videos.
The 4PF signee delivers a poignant, mellow track about holding down his brother behind bars. On top of a tender acoustic guitar, Rodriguez discusses the harsh reality that many face in his hometown, “You get two choices where I’m from, either a casket or jail/You get two choices where I’m from, either rat or go to your cell.” The visual presents us with juxtaposing imagery of Rylo on a basketball court while his brother in an orange jumpsuit is being interrogated by police. “They gave him basketball numbers, he took a blind plea/I’m tryna get his lawyer for him, take care of his daughter for him,” he raps.
Rylo Rodriguez makes it a point to go beyond the surface with each track, and presents listeners with a full story pulled from the unabridged pages of his life.