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Watch Key Glock’s Tribute-Paying Video for “Spike Lee”

Paying homage to an iconic filmmaker, Key Glock shares his new, cinematic music video for the single “Spike Lee.”



With a movie star’s charisma and an auteurist eye for detail, Key Glock is an avowed cinephile who channels his love of film into his music and videos. Paying homage to an iconic filmmaker, Key Glock shares his new cinematic video for “Spike Lee.” Over crisp, classic Memphis production from Blazerfxme and AIMONMYNECK, Glock floats over the instrumental as he boasts the ascendant lifestyle his tireless hustle affords: “I made it off the block, then made a couple million, then got me a spot out there by the white people/Just fucked around and spilled some Wock’ on my wife beater.”

The cinematic clip for “Spike Lee” places Key Glock in the director’s chair as he adds his own unique touch to two of the titular auteur’s most iconic films: He Got Game (1998) and Do The Right Thing (1989). For the basketball-focused former, Glock appears as both an actor and director, shouting instructions from the director’s chair as his double crosses up defenders on the court. In the latter, Glock transports the iconic New York-based film to the west coast–he floats past some of the film’s most iconic scenes and characters, including The Mayor, Mother Sister, and Buggin’ Out, and reaffirms the universality of the film’s message.

“Spike Lee” is a highlight from PRE5L, Glock’s new EP, released on #DolphDay in November. The five-track project paints a way forward for the legendary Memphis label, as the 25-year-old rapper shows his determination to lead Paper Route Empire into a bright future.

GLOCKOMA Tour Dates:

Sun Mar 05 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Thu Mar 09 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Fri Mar 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Sat Mar 11 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Sun Mar 12 – Greensboro, NC — Piedmont Hall
Wed Mar 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Thu Mar 16 – Washington, DC – Echostage
Sat Mar 18 – Queens, NY – The Knockdown Center
Sun Mar 19 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Wed Mar 22 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
Thu Mar 23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Fri Mar 24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Sat Mar 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Sun Mar 26 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
Wed Mar 29 – Chicago, IL – Radius
Thu Mar 30 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Fri Mar 31 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
Sun Apr 02 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Tue Apr 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Thu Apr 06 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Sat Apr 08 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Tue Apr 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Fri Apr 14 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Sat Apr 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Sun Apr 16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Fri Apr 21 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Sat Apr 22 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Sun Apr 23 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Wed Apr 26 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans
Thu Apr 27 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Fri Apr 28 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Artwork for the album ‘PRE5L’ by Key Glock

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