Rap artist Trigga TRIG has had an intriguing year so it should come as no surprise that he would follow up with an equally intriguing video. On Sept. 6th 2017, TRIG was arrested in a racially charged incident that left a Caucasian man injured. He and a witness maintain that person hurled a tree branch at their passing car which lead to a physical altercation, ultimately resulting in the unknown man lying unconscious and TRIG in jail in Cecil County, MD.
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At that time, Trigga TRIG had just released an album, American Me. After initially being denied bail he was released on bail 3 weeks later. When Trig hit the streets, he stayed on course and jumped into video production for the first single Voodoo. Voodoo, in no way, depicts those real life, unforeseen current events and legal issues. Lyrically, it draws clever analogies between Voodoo and his love for his money, his woman and the streets; visually it is a daring departure and artistic journey that touches on elements of Voodoo while remaining street and Hip Hop. At times the elements intertwine; at other times they interchange. TRIG plays three personas, a mysterious Voodoo deity and a sort of Hip Hop Demi-God in plain clothes who in one moment seems like a humble, chill dude dappin’ up his boys and in the next moment literally has light emanating from under his feet (hat nod to MJ). The model who plays his mystical love interest is a beautiful, voluptuous, unapologetically Afrocentric model actually named Tanzania (like the African Country). With the practice of Voodoo originating in Africa, Voodoo is the perfect opportunity to give Afrocentric beauty a platform, an ode to Black Girl Magic and the perfect fusion of the culture and Hip Hop.