Sam Lorenzo - Poker Chips (f. Chad Adaps)

Allow us to introduce you to Sam Lorenzo. The Maryland-representing emcee has been hard at work perfecting every beat and bar for his upcoming debut project, “When I Get Home.” Having allied himself with DMV collective Freshman on Varsity, Sam has now liberated his most newest single, “Poker Chips,” in a set of visuals.

Sometimes you just want to turn up and bask in your success, especially given what you fought through to get it, and that’s exactly what “Poker Chips” is – a four-minute ode to going from fighting for a seat at the table to finally feeling like you’ve got all the right cards in your hand. Of course, the poker table imagery is there as well, but there’s something satisfying in watching Sam and Chad go from being posted up in the streets to lighting cigars in celebration. Couple Lorenzo’s swift flow with a solid feature from Chad ADaps (so MUCH disrespect in lines like, “You’re a f*ckin’ lame, boy/ Don’t act like you don’t know!”) and a hypnotic pulsating trap beat from Nugget, and “Poker Chips” is a must-add to your pre-game playlist.

Watch the official visuals for Sam Lorenzo’s “Poker Chips” featuring Chad ADaps, up top. Sam Lorenzo’s debut LP, When I Get Home, is coming soon. And if “Poker Chips” is only the beginning, then Lorenzo’s project might just be a sleeper in late 2014.