SeanoPhresh - After Graduation (f. T-Dash)

For those who believe in the stereotype that most rappers don’t graduate, much less go on to college, SeanoPhresh begs to prove you wrong. The Houston-based emcee acquired his Bachelor’s degree this past Spring and used his accomplishment as inspiration for his latest song, “After Graduation.” And, taking the concept one step further, he opted to give the track a music video to match.

Fetti of RISE DVD handles direction duties for the “After Graduation” visuals, which were shot all over the Texas Southern University campus. Seeing a rapper adorned in a graduation cap and gown (including actual footage of Sean participating in TSU’s graduation ceremonies) is certainly refreshing enough in its own right.

But “After Graduation” isn’t just about projecting a positive image and shouting out the class of 2013. Rather, SeanoPhresh and feature TDash turn some solid production from DJ Soweezie into a platform of sorts where they can merge college graduates’ acknowledgment of the hard work that got them their degrees, with the questions and anxieties the graduates might have. Sure, there’s a time for celebration “After Graduation”; but it also marks big life changes as well.