Run the Score – [Zaytoven] & [Fo15] ft. [Lil Yee] [Lil Bean] & [ZayBang]

When thinking about producers who have truly changed the game much more than anyone else, Zaytoven has got to be at the top of your list. He has transformed the careers of an insane number of artists, and he continues to do so for many new-aged talents as well, and it doesn’t seem like his reign as a hitmaker is going to come to an end anytime soon. I mean, just listening to certain songs, there are specific instruments that he has made famous, and I can tell when it’s a Zay beat because as soon as I hear certain keyboards going crazy, I know exactly who to credit.

Obviously, someone with as keen of an ear as Zaytoven doesn’t want to just stop at beats, so when I found out about a month and a half ago that he was recruiting some of the most prominent artists coming out of San Francisco to join him on his collaborative mixtape entitled Zaytoven Presents: Fo15, I was about to be put onto an entire plethora of incredible acts that I might have never even knew existed prior to the project. While there were certain songs that stuck out more than others to me personally, one of the records I really enjoyed was “Run the Score” featuring Lil Yee, Lil Bean, and ZayBang, all of whom are remarkable emcees in their own rights.

So, when I heard they teamed up with director Adrian Per to shoot a music video, I had to take some time to check it out. While there truly aren’t any crazy scenes or wild narratives, all three artists show that San Fran does things right and knows how to party. From the very moment you press play, you see a bright orange Lamborghini pull up to a function as women inside cheers their drinks, the gentlemen throw their dollar bills, and other half-naked women shake their butts and dance around inside of a very club-like atmosphere. Eventually, it looks like they take the party to a rooftop, but that pretty much seems to be the extent of their escapades in this visual.

While I definitely feel like this video doesn’t necessarily do the song itself justice considering it’s one of my favorite cuts off of the mixtape, it’s clear that the featured emcees know how to live it up and enjoy their success, so that’s something I could never even think of hating on. The beat in the song itself is unbelievable, unsurprisingly, and every single artist kills their respective parts without even batting an eye, so I couldn’t be happier to see up and comers like these three talents receiving the recognition that they deserve. Whether you’ve heard the Bay Area’s collaborative mixtape yet or not, you need to make sure to peep the music video for “Run the Score” whenever you get the chance.