“Maryland via Lagos, Nigeria via Spanish Harlem.” Those are the first words used in a press release description of Ikey, and his latest video reflects the value he places on his background. Ikey’s “When We Were Kings” represents his culture lyrically and sonically, and now the video makes it complete, with striking visuals and escalating intensity (don’t miss out on the last minute of this song.)

“Most of the people in the clips and people I referenced in the song, I felt they represented the essence of the story of the song,” explains Ikey. “‘When We Were Kings’ is a very descriptive song with deep messages, and I felt the best way to bring the song to life was to use real clips almost in a documentary style to help tell the story.”

The song was produced by Blvck Rose, the video was directed by Xavia Inniss, and Ikey’s Green Card EP comes out March 31.