New music video from Boston’s Born (of G.Dot & Born). The video’s a tribute towards his mentor Don Julio Pena, who’s helped him sharpen his skills as a fighter, and instilled in him the discipline to pursue his goals outside of the ring. The video’s taken from his Born Flexin mixtape which dropped back in May.
The IGNORVNCE-produced banger, which appears on Born’s recently released Born Flexin project, serves as the soundtrack for visuals filled with footage from Pena’s career. The video is a collaboration between Josh Bliss Lighten and Third Eye Fly, who used clips of the fighter knocking out his competition and also training at the Hardknocks gym.
As dope as it is to what Pena do his thing in the ring—that clip where he elbows his opponent is just brutal—it’s the training footage that really hits home. That’s because you get to see exactly what guest Geo Fendi means when he raps, “Heart of a lion, Don Julio with the uppercuts,” on the hook. This is a man who works himself to the bone to do what he loves and help others reach their goals.
“Julio is a great example of a stand-up man,” Born says of his hero. “He’s a champion at heart, and he motivates everyone while showing them it’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up.”
That right there is what inspires the Boston emcee, who himself has used Muay Thai as a way to stay disciplined and focused on his music career. As for feeling like Don Julio Pena? “It’s feeling like a champion!” Born exclaims.
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