El Gant shares the slick new video for ‘Pageants,’ his lyrically charged single featuring none other than Ras Kass as well as neck-breaking production from Marco Polo.
Mo Stafford is on directorial duties for the video, which centers on shots of the two emcees spitting their verses while posted up in a low-key apartment. It’s a fitting setting for this type of track because it’s all about eschewing pageantry and over-the-top BS in favor of artistry and lyrical content.
That feeling is truly palpable in the video. Backed by Marco Polo’s piano-stomping production, El Gant and Ras Kass detail their passion for hip-hop that goes well beyond a need for recognition. It’s an inescapable drive that’s in their blood – or, as El Gant says so eloquently on the hook, “The game came into my life like a bad habit.”