Hailing from the ATL, the city’s newest rap phenomenon Da Great Ape releases a video for his certified street anthem “Dreams of a Dopeboy.” The video depicts a day in the life of Ape, a pivotal figure in his neighborhood, interacting with locals and cruising to various locations like the barbershop. The video follows the success of a string of tracks including “Out Trap Me,” which created a regional groundswell in Atlanta.
The self-proclaimed southern soul rap star emerges from East Point, the same neighborhood as OutKast, where only the strong survive and not many make it out alive. Da Great Ape is a “soul survivor” and raps with vigor and a wise-beyond-his-years mentality. The music video for “Dreams of a Dopeboy” feels like a long time coming for the hometown hero, who’s creating major buzz in the streets and has one of the most important co-signs in the ATL from hip-hop star T.I.