Jackson Turner – ‘Let Me Clear My Throat’ (video)
New York City emcee Jackson Turner presents the Tukes Productions-directed music video for “Let Me Clear My Throat”, the Strazdine-produced new single from Turner’s forthcoming album Bare Knuckle Soul, set to feature Luney Tunez, Bugle, Fantan Mojah, Nkese P, Niki Darling and Ikeyia. Turner’s 2015 EP Foundation hit the CMJ and !Earshot charts and was followed by Long Time Coming in 2017. Turner appeared on Donny Arcade’s “No Surrender” single (watch the music video), which charted on four Billboard charts. Bare Knuckle Soul will be released via Taihe Music Group, a label based in China, Where Turner, who speaks fluent Mandarin (watch the music video for Turner’s Mandarin rap song “One Love”), has lived sporadically for over ten years. He was judge on the show China HipHop Live twice, and appeared on the second season of Rap Of China. Turner has collaborated with N.B.S., Donny Arcade, Apex Zero and Chinese MC Webber (watch the music video for “Music Souljahs”) and performed in the US, UK, South Africa, China, Malaysia and Japan. Turner describes his new single as “a tribute to real lyricism. The title is named after the classic DJ Kool song from the late 90s. With this song, I’m trying to show that we can do new, head-banging hip-hop, while still dropping bars. Rapping is an art and emcees need to live up to it.” Bare Knuckle Soul drops in November via Taihe Music Group.