Music flows through the veins of Newark New Jersey native Bakir Floyd. The son of a member of Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, he grew up trying to imitate his talented dad, who exposed him from an early age to rapping and singing, and he came up with his own tunes to perform. Growing up saw him pursue other interests, such as studying engineering at the University of Villanova, but music was always in the background, a flickering ember waiting for the right opportunity to spark into flame. Sure enough, Floyd is now making a name for himself with his music, and his hit song, ‘2 AM’.
‘2 AM’ has all the hallmarks of an instant classic, with its themes of love, and desperation, which closely examine the feelings Bakir has for the lady in his life. He wants to tell her that he loves her, but somehow the link between feelings and words gets jumbled up and won’t come out straight – completely relatable. He doesn’t feel like he’s enough for her, he’s not perfect enough to win her love, but then he realises that all he needs is to be truthful, and most of all, real.
Directed by Rock Davis, the music video for ‘2 AM’ takes those trials and tribulations of real love and examines them in all their gritty truth. Bakir Floyd is seen sitting in a scruffy looking motel room, with visions of all the beautiful women he’s encountered in life, running through his mind, posing and strutting for the camera. Although it might seem like he’s distracted by all these other ladies, it’s a 2 AM struggle, and the feelings he has for his lady love are real, and he tells the story of his love with his silky smooth vocals.
Watch the video for ‘2 AM’ below. You can find Bakir Floyd online on Twitter.