Akonixx – Broken [Directed by Abiola Are]

It seems like more and more these days rappers are opening up about their mental health. What was once a taboo subject has become a go to topic for the newest generation of MCs. In the video for “Broken”, the lead single from South Side rapper Akonixx’s latest project Torn, Akonixx brings us into his head to examine what’s going on.

The opening is set in a therapist’s office and in the very begining he offhandedly admits to suicidal thoughts. His casual approach to his mental health is a signature thoughout Torn. The video has some serious Get Out vibes with Akonixx running away from a masked figure but theres a twist…


Stephen Kaplan