D Smoke & SiR Weigh The Spiritual & Secular In ‘Closer To God’

2020 is ending on a high note for D Smoke. The rapper now has GRAMMY nominee added to his name with nods in the Best New Artist and Best Rap Album categories at next year’s ceremony. He’s closing out the year with a bit of a victory lap by releasing the video for his Bad Habits single “Closer To God.”

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As the title suggests, the song deals with the spiritual side of things. However, the track attempts to reconcile both the spiritual and the secular with lyrics like, “Peace be unto you, hypocritical instigators /
Church players, pulpit pimps, and divinators / I pray the congregation can march to a different cadence.” You can see why the video takes us to church, then. We see D Smoke and his brother SiR walk into the sanctuary and sit in the pews as he spits his verses. We see plenty of images of the Black church experience, including a baptism scene. The video is much shorter than the actual song, with the clip clocking in at just under two minutes. Still, the two manage to get their point across while giving us something to think about in the process.

The GRAMMYs haven’t announced their spate of performers (or how they’ll be pulling off the telecast in the midst of a pandemic) yet, but we definitely hope that D Smoke will be part of the number. Check out him and SiR taking us to church when you press play.

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