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Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents the self-directed music video to “Slow It Down”, the August Flight Gordon-produced single from Baltimore Bruin, his new album featuring Marc Evan, King’s Khrysis, Kaimbr, UllNevaNo, Rome Cee and Kane Mayfield as well as original production from Rexamillion, Khrysis, Roddy Rod, IllMeasured, Minus Nine, Eddie Pearson and Sham Dibiase. E’s album Better Than Yours had already made Baltimore City Paper’s top ten albums of 2011 – two years after dubbing his Majority Rules album “a classic” – by the time his hit “Paper Runnin’” started doing the rounds on 92Q, later remixed by local legend DJ Booman. Wielding common-sense lyricism and a relaxed, persistent flow which presides on equal footing over boom-bap and trap alike, E’s shared stages with Lupe Fiasco, Wale, and Little Brother and has gotten the nod from Okayplayer, MTV, VH1 and DJ Booth. Three videos from the project have already been released: “Outrageous” (watch here), “Feature Presentation” (watch here) and “Zodiac Freestyle” (watch here). “This video was actually the first one I made after moving to Los Angeles,” says E. “Visually and sonically I was exploring my new surroundings. The track has a woozier, more mellowed out feel that was influenced by the laid back feeling I get being in LA and I wanted to represent that feeling visually as well so we went all the way from Joshua Tree to the beach shooting images.” Baltimore Bruin is available now on E’s Bandcamp page.