Black Tux – Marco Pavé @KingofMarco
“Black Tux” by Marco Pavé is all about smooth visuals and a classy, effortless presentation, offering an alternative view of Memphis and its place in hip hop. At the core of the video is Marco posted up in an abandoned warehouse, a place southern, industrial, urban, and decaying, delivering his rhymes with a focus and fury matched only by the gravity of the lyrics themselves. As Marco does his part in the present, black and white flashbacks to formative events in life tell parallel stories of choosing passion over paychecks and the hard choices that are brought by unexpected changes in life. Like a visual metaphor, Marco appears dapper and dashing inside the crumbling walls around him, speaking to the possibilities we all have to rise from challenging circumstances.