Yesterday, Complex Magazine premiered the music video for “Nineteen,” the first set of visuals from Jamall Bufford’s latest album, Victim of a Modern Age. The Michigan-bred wordsmith veteran, and Athletic Mic League King (formerly known as Buff1) takes the opportunity to get introspective, weaving personal life tales over the pensive production of Zo! and 14KT.
Victim Of A Modern Age, Buff’s first album in three years, was released Tuesday via Mello Music Group. Buff has explored all dimensions of hip-hop since his stellar 2007 debut, Pure. Returning with his new grown folks moniker, the established leader of Ann Arbor, MI-based hip hop super group Athletic Mic League– the same crew from which retro-soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne (formerly DJ Haircut) originated –has something to say about what he’s witnessed over the past three years. “While working with teens and families at his day job, Jamall came to realize that, in many ways, we’re all victims, but the job of living is to rise above. That’s what this album is about.”