Atlanta emcee Jay Qwest proudly presents the the J. Barnard-directed music video for “Offiseer”, the lead single from his forthcoming album Whiskey & Gun Powder, dropping April 24 on Elevated Press Records. “Offiseer” features Detroit-bred emcee Boog Brown (who released Brown Study in 2010 on Mello Music Group) and Methuzulah (picked by 50 Cent and Common as one of Youtube’s Top 20 Indie Artists), all ATL residents.
Also residing in Atlanta, Indiana-bred producer Illastrate produced “Offiseer”, adding to a list of credits that includes J-Live and Treach from Naughty By Nature. “The song ‘Offiseer’ was written from personal experience and frustration dealing with police in Atlanta” Explains Jay. “After writing it, I realized how the song became like my own version of ‘Sound of da Police’ by KRS-One. So with that in mind, I wanted to pay homage to that song too, mixing the words ‘officer’ with ‘overseer’ making the title ‘Offiseer’.
It is an unfortunate coincidence how this song relates to the recent shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, as well as so many other circumstances in this country concerning people of color and law enforcement. I think it’s tragic that we can’t always trust the police to protect us.”