If you’re a rap fan and haven’t been hip to Highway for at least a year or two now, I’m sorry but you’ve probably been living under a rock. After initially familiarizing myself with Highway’s music back in early 2021 when he dropped his jetsonmade collab, “Another Plane”, off of his 12-song project, “The Way”, Highway’s music has continued to find a comfortable place within my rotation and for good reason. Following some tasteful collabs in February and March with “Sin City” and Joony’s “Bad Time”, Highway put us on notice with two more lead singles, “jet” and “on dat shit”, before the unveiling of his new mixtape, “Monochrome”, which he dropped last month.
Doing the city of Seattle justice, Highway has been on a roll as of late as he recently took his talents to Chicago to perform at Summer Smash and released one of the most memorable visuals of the year to complement the rollout of his new tape. Among my favorite songs on “Monochrome” were “All U Needed (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)”, “Don’t Lie”, and “Let Up”, but one record that takes the cake for me is the intro, “B & W”. Lucky for us, Highway has loaded up on visuals for the song including an official video and a performance video in collaboration with Sparky. Directed by cinematographer, Franklin Ricart, the song’s official video is the product of when you put multiple visionaries into a room and open up the dark side of their imagination. In parallel with the song’s name, the colorless “B & W” visual couldn’t have been any more fitting as the 24-year-old takes us on a boundless creative journey that breaks the figurative walls of the empty rooms which he occupies throughout the video.
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