Jabee – New Music
Oklahoma City rapper Jabee released the Todd Beats-directed music video for “Tried So Hard”, the Phen-produced single from Black Future, his new album featuring Chuck D, Brother Ali and Killer Mike as well as production from J57, Hannibal King and M Stacks. In 2013, Jabee released his album Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt on Murs’ 3:16 label. His DJ Vadim-produced Blood Is The New Black mixtape dropped in 2008 and was followed by the Must Be Nice mixtape collaboration with Terry Urban and Mick Boogie featuring Green Lantern, 9th Wonder, Blu and Oddisee.
Jabee says the song “Tried So Hard” is about “me dealing with my insecurities, my faults and how people will kick you not knowing that you are already beating yourself up inside. The video is a picture of that and how you still need to be able to smile through it all.”