Written and Produced by Coco AKA Spitz1
Directed by Morgan Vannavilaithong
Coco, CA is a reflection of my paranoia. Growing up in Stockton and witnessing homicides, bursts of gun-shots, and sirens; the noise I was used to along with all the medication I was taking became a fear of dying as if I was next to be sought after. I thought the animosity of my city would kill me mentally, spiritually, and eventually physically. I hated it. But I realized that I have the power to change that, and that it takes work internally to shift myself into something better.
This song was written in July 2012 when I was battling cancer. Bed ridden and barely able to speak, I struggled to muster up the energy I had to record the first verse. Breathing was difficult for me at the time and standing in general was already tough as I was handicapped. Limited to only one leg for balance while holding my notepad made recording a strenuous task. However the pain didn’t prevent me from completing the song. Already exhausted by the second verse, I decided to not re-record it and leave it raw. I wanted to make a broad statement that nothing can stand in the way of your passion even when the odds are against you. But to specify in the context of rap, my statement to other MCs is that there are no excuses to not make the music that is true and ”Don't let yesterday become tomorrow” ; as well as “being a bitch” and making excuses not to work when things aren’t going your way.
Work ethic stands alone.
The product speaks for itself.
Maintaining is the representation.
- Coco AKA Spitz1