Mez Drops “Call On” Video

North Carolina’s own Mez is no stranger to the rap game, but with his latest single and music video for “Call On,” he’s signaling a fresh chapter in his already storied career. Known for his sharp lyricism and an eye for striking visuals, Mez has been a respected figure in the industry, contributing significantly behind the scenes and in the booth. “Call On” represents his first musical offering since 2022 and his initial studio release after a gap since 2020, showcasing the GRAMMY-nominated artist’s readiness to step back into the limelight.

“Call On” unfolds over two distinct verses, each highlighting a different facet of Mez’s artistry. The first verse sees him delivering a rapid, double-time flow, packed with clever wordplay and insights into the fickle nature of fame and success. He deftly navigates through the complexities of recognition and envy, offering a nuanced look at the challenges that come with reaching one’s peak. The second verse, meanwhile, introduces a smoother, melodic flow that boasts of luxury and a triumphant return to the music scene, complemented by Kurtis Wells’ ethereal hook that adds a layer of longing and ambition to the track.

Directed by Mez, the music video for “Call On” is a visual feast that cleverly comments on our screen-dominated lives. It features Mez performing alongside a live drummer and a screened-out cellist, set against a backdrop of multiple TV screens. This setup serves as a metaphor for how our perceptions are shaped by what we see on screens, underscoring the song’s themes of visibility and perception in the digital age.

Mez’s journey in the music industry has been one of constant evolution. Emerging from Raleigh’s vibrant rap scene in the early 2010s, he quickly made a name for himself with his incisive lyrics and bold creative direction. His significant contributions to Dr. Dre’s “Compton” album, where he appeared on nine tracks and penned several more, garnered acclaim from major outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, and Vulture. Mez’s collaborative spirit also shines through in his work with J. Cole and the Dreamville team, contributing verses to projects like “Revenge Of The Dreamers III” and “Creed III: The Soundtrack.”

Beyond his lyrical prowess, Mez has also established himself as a gifted video director, lending his vision to music videos for J. Cole, Ari Lennox, Isaiah Rashad, and others. His dual talent for music and visuals has positioned him as a multifaceted artist with a unique voice in the industry.

As Mez gears up for the release of his upcoming EP, “Call On” serves as a potent reminder of his talents and the exciting new direction his music is taking. With his blend of introspective lyrics, catchy melodies, and thought-provoking visuals, Mez is poised for a major resurgence, ready to captivate audiences once again with his storytelling and artistic vision.


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