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Flex The Antihero – Medicated ft. DillanPonders & Emerson Brooks [Video]

Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Music Group artist Flex The Antihero just released his latest visuals for “Medicated,” featuring a verse from DillanPonders, and Emerson Brooks on the hook.

This track was produced by MMac and Emerson Brooks, and comes to us off of Flex’s SALEM LP. The track will also appear on the deluxe edition of the project which is scheduled for release next month.

As you can probably guess from the track’s name, this joint is all about “medication” (i.e.: vices). Flex brings us into the thick of substance abuse and deviancy with a very dark commentary about his (and your) need to remain “medicated” at all times, at any cost: “Medicated/ I’m feeling numb.” The video was directed by Jason Baskey. Check it after the jump.

Flex The Antihero - Medicated ft. DillanPonders & Emerson Brooks [Video] -

In this video, the “medication” is personified by a sexy evil nurse whose name badge reads “Feel Good.” You feel that? That’s medication to a T. She’s sexy as f**k, and that’s what makes vices so alluring. But you need to recognize that she’s an evil entity; she will probably kill you if she gets the chance.

Actually, she will use her needle fingers to draw blood out of your body and then she’ll drink it because that’s her thing. Seriously. That ish happens on here. It’s dark AF. Check the video at 1:45 for reference.

In keeping with the whole “medical” theme of things, DillanPonders (aka: the one-man snow-blower of cocaine) comes in at 1:52 dressed as a surgeon with orange-painted nails (shout-out to the choice of colour, by the way – orange suits his complexion). He hits us with a lyrical fury of a feature verse.

DP’s always been pretty outspoken about his coke habit. But he never goes as far as to glorify it. He knows that drugs are bad; he just doesn’t give a f**k. His need to remain “medicated” takes priority over all. So his verse on this track is key. He’s the poster child for what Flex is preaching.

So. Moral of the story: Don’t do drugs. Just kidding. Do drugs. Get medicated. Engage in your vices. Do whatever you want to do. But don’t kid yourself – it’s not as fun as you pretend it is. You’re only doing it because you want to stay numb.

Twitter: @FlexTheAntihero | @DillanPonders | @JJBaskey

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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