In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, St. Louis rapper Smino has shared a new song, "MLK Dr," as well as a vivid, hallucinogenic animated video for it that's as giddy as the jazzy track itself. “I was riding down MLK DR and saw a Martian who needed some help," says Smino of the inspiration behind the song. "I showed him ‘round, then he flew me around his..."
It's a very dreamlike track and the Martian in question looks a lot like MLK, albeit blue and with a third eye, who Smino calls Martian Luther King. He hops a ride in his car, they get some food, share a blunt and have other tripped-out adventures. The video was directed by Brick & Smino and animated by Oliver Fredericksen, and you can watch it below.