Curly Castro finds strength atop his head in “Dreadlocs Falling”
Philly MC Curly Castro appeared with his Wrecking Crew collaborators earlier this year on the stellar LP Raheem’s Lament, and one of his standout moments in the project just got a music video treatment.
The hard-hitting dub / trap vibes of “Dreadlocs Falling” finds Castro rapping about his hairstyle of choice — though calling it just a “hairstyle” is reductive. Dreads are philosophy, spirituality, a lifestyle that gets explored in greater depth in a new music video.
Styled like a bootleg VHS compilation with flickering visuals and static transitions, the “Dreadlocs Falling” video intercuts footage of Castro with clips of famous people and their locs throughout history — Zach De La Rocha to Jae Crowder to Bob Marley to Jesus. Alongside Castro’s rhymes, they’re shown as a symbol of strength and source of Black power.
Watch below and grab a download of Raheem’s Lamenthere.