[Video] YC the Cynic: “Molotovs at Poseidon”

Last month, we shared the tripped-out “God Complex” video by New York MC YC the Cynic. Today, we’re sharing his latest video, “Molotovs at Poseidon.” Directed by AaronIsNotCool, the entire video was shot in one 3-minute long take, which is very impressive for any video format, music or otherwise. This might not appeal to those who don’t really care much about film or music videos, but being able to shoot an entire video without cuts or edits is remarkable.

“Molotovs at Poseidon” follows YC’s flows as a masked man pulls a gun on him before his entourage pull theirs on him, matching YC’s delivery about always staying ahead of the game, as well as a carried-over theme from “God Complex” about being a god. My favorite lines go, “Your damage is none. You just threw a molotov at Poseidon/Then felt the flood in your iris and cried for an act of kindness.” YC is a lyricist through and through, dropping similes backpackers and old school hip hop heads would dig, while also appealing to current hip hop homies with his smooth flow.

I’m telling you, there’s something about the New York rapper that I can’t get enough of. His debut album, GNK, is coming soon, and I honestly can’t wait to hear through everything YC has to offer.


Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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