FTF INSANE – “Way Up” (Official Video)
North Carolina is creating a name for itself in rap, from J Cole to Da Baby you cant deny the artistry emerging from the Tar Heel State.
Newcomer,FTF Insane is one of those artists who comes every few decades. His passionate artistry is a mirror of a life that was once subjected to cumulus clouds of pain, darkness, loss and violence. Those days are over as the young newcomer is now creating a buzz with his single “Way Up” which is garnering heavy rotation nationally. His drive, vibe and aura is what separates him from the pack and connects other young people to him. “I feel like he’s talking about issues that a lot of us go through but don’t put in music,” says rap colleague Svnday. The North Carolina native recently dropped the Shine Films visual of this single and its telling of the level of excellence that his label Feed The Family is headed towards. FTF Insane credits his label and management for distinguishing him from everyone else. “We really go in over here and put everything into our music. I really want my fans to be proud of my work and i want to be the voice for all the young people in the struggle because i know it’s so hard to stay motivated and off the street,” said Insane.
Insane’s emergence in music is something indicative of defying adversity by way of persevering through life’s unprecedented hardships. He was on his own at 14 years old, homeless and couch surfing while dreaming about music becoming his way out. He lost his mother and 15 and literally felt like an orphan. His friends became his family and his music became the one shining light of hope. “I feel like I’m responsible for making sure the youth get their stories and struggled told through raps. A lot off people are focused on money, jewelry, girls and clothes i want my raps to encompass fun but invoke real life and things that we experience,” shares Insane.
After being subjected to a few unprecedented snags throughout his adolescent years, it was Insane’s innate ability to push forward that served as a catalyst to galvanize his irrefutable passion. From here on It’s Way Up.