Unless they’ve lowered the driving age in America, you’re going to have to suspend a little disbelief for “We Gon’ Make It,” the new video by the youngest of Young Money MCs, Lil Chuckee. But we’re willing to give dude a pass.
The 14-year-old MC, who was discovered in New Orleans at age 9 by Lil Wayne, uses his car trouble on the highway as a metaphor for overcoming adversity. We know he can afford the car — side note: A 14-year-old is richer than you’ll ever be — but even rappers have to wait until they’re 16 to drive, right? Luckily, behind every good rapper is a better manager — in this case, Chuckee’s manager Bigman — who’s willing to teach his client how to change a flat tire.
Either way, the song beautifully loops Anita Baker’s soul classic “Rapture” into a melodic beat smooth enough to drive to. The video, directed by Bigman and video director HAYM, appears on Chuckee’s upcoming mixtape, Bride Of Chuckee. Judging by the video and mixtape title, Chuckee’s basically already grown up and is ready to take a break from watching “The Price Is Right” to yell at kids to get off his lawn. No word on when his subsequent mixtape “My 401(k) Is Blowing Up!” will be released.