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Royce da 5’9″ put out Book of Ryan in 2018, and it was a critical favorite pretty much everywhere—including here. Now, Royce is increasing the album’s impact by releasing a video for one of its most moving songs, Cocaine.

The clip, directed by Safehouse, dramatizes the song’s story of a young Royce reckoning with the effects of a certain white powder all around him. From folks he passes on the street to his own father, the rapper remembers the shockwaves cocaine sent through his childhood.

You can watch the video for Cocaine above. And if that’s not enough 5’9″ for you, keep an eye out for dates for Royce’s upcoming U.S. headlining tour.