Death Row – [Ashton Travis]

As humans, I like to think we’re a resolute stock. When push comes to shove, the ability to put one’s head down and reach a goal regardless of the circumstances is a societal virtue, and few releases reflect this sentiment better than the latest song and complementary video from one of Def Jam’s newest signees, Ashton Travis.

Armed with a sharp, melodic set of deliveries, the liveliness and determination behind this offering act as an unbreakable foundation for Travis’ career. His self-belief is rooted in the concept of turning sacrifice into triumph, and as we see in the soaring, anthemic nature of this track, the Houston native is clearly dead-bent on making his name known around the world by any means possible.

With this, there’s something profoundly refreshing about watching Travis ride around the neighborhood while speaking his mind, especially with the police constantly chasing after him. The scenery seems to symbolize Travis’ acknowledgment of the fact that unless he keeps moving forward, his newfound success can quickly be put in jeopardy, and while balancing a sense of gratitude with ambition, the budding talent feels more than comfortable in avoiding stagnancy by any means possible.

Needless to say, “Death Row” isn’t just a catchy song or something for car rides of our own, but rather, it’s an inspiration to anyone out there trying to continuously progress forward. This Houston native has captured the mindset of a generation, and for this and more, I would recommend “Death Row” as a must-listen for all of our readers out there.

Click play on the latest from Ashton Travis below and let us know what you think in the comments!