Darnell Williams, a Detroit-bred rapper as well as video and film director, recently did an interview with with Pigeon & Planes and told the story of moving to L.A. as part of the Illroots crew as a video director and editor. But one day after returning to L.A. from visiting family in Detroit, he found that the locks on the apartment he shared with his business partners had been changed, as well as the locks to their offices. He was aggressively pushed out of the company.
He was basically homeless. Until a friend, who was living in South Central Los Angeles, offered Williams his kitchen to sleep in while he tried to get back on his feet. That experience, of living the lavish Hollywood life then hitting rock bottom on a kitchen floor in South Central, is the inspiration of Darnell Williams’ track “South Central.” And although it’s only two minutes, it’s all fire. Check it out: