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Alfred Banks battles his inner demons in his new video for “Vice” featuring CZA – @UnderDogCentral

New Orleans emcee Alfred Banks releases “Vice”, the second video release from his mental health-driven concept album “The Beautiful”. The gifted wordsmith had this to say about his latest and greatest: At my brother Orlandas’ Funeral, I had to leave early to head to a show. This song’s me trying to get back in “Rap Mode” still dealing with the …

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With the aid of CZA, Alfred Banks faces the voices in his head on “Vice” – @UnderDogCentral


Alfred Banks is back with the second official single From his Billboard charting album, “The Beautiful”. On “Vice”, we find Banks leaving his brother’s funeral early. He does this in order to gather himself despite his internal pain and the minor schizophrenic episode he’s having. He soon realizes that music is the only true means to unleash his feelings with. …

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(New Album)-@UnderdogCentral The Beautiful

Alfred Banks

Following the release of his video “The Funeral Of Orlandas”, Alfred Banks debuts his fourteen track conceptual album, “The Beautiful”. After having to leave his brother’s funeral early because of a performance, Banks start to endure the same issues that plagued his brother during an incredible rollercoaster of a car ride. The album is produced entirely by long-time collaborator CZA …

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(New Video)-@UnderdogCentral The Funeral Of Orlandas Banks

Alfred Banks unveils the visual to his single “The Funeral of Orlandas Banks”. In the Ghostmonster-directed video, Alfred recreates his brother’s memorial. The video is taken from Banks’ his upcoming album, “The Beautiful”, which is slated for release March 20th via Bandcamp and is currently available for pre-order. On the album, each song serves as an individual chapter examining the …

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(New audio)-@UnderDogCentral Garden District

2016 was an incredible year for Alfred Banks aka Underdogcentral. From his Volkswagen/Beats by Dre car commercial to his first tour of Europe and even performing in Elvis Presley’s house, the NOLA rapper truly took his brand to the next level. As Alfred weaves in and out of this CZA-produced track, he reflects on his accomplishments and basks in the …

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(New Video)-@UnderdogCentral Interview With BBC RUSSIA

Recently, BBC (Russia) traveled to New Orleans to learn more about rising rapper Alfred Banks. During the interview, Banks talks about his current journey to success, becoming homeless as well as the untimely death of his oldest brother Orlandas and how this tragic event inspired his EP “A Beautiful Prelude” and more.   “I want to make the idea of mental …

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(New Video)-@UnderDogCentral The new Volkswagen Polo beats

Volkswagen has teamed up with Beats by Dre to enhance their new Polo car with a sound system ready to deliver. The new ad which debuted last week featured an appearance by New Orleans artist Alfred Banks. Who is Alfred Banks you say? Well, he might just be the true Underdog of hip-hop. Alfred came onto the scene in 2009 …

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(New EP)-@underdogcentral A Beautiful Prelude

New Orleans, Louisiana emcee Alfred Banks turns heartache into art on “A Beautiful Prelude” EP. The three song project details the pain and aftermath of his brother, Orlandas Banks, passing after battling Schizophrenia. As Alfred prepares for the funeral, he writes a heartfelt letter and reminisces on all the good & bad times they shared. The Nola native aims to …

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(New Video)-@underdogcentral A Beautiful Song / Bless You

New Orleans recording artist Alfred Banks pens a record that is compiled into a two-part visual entitled “A Beautiful Song / Bless You”. March 20, 2014 was a day that would change Alfred forever, the say his beloved brother Orlandas committed suicide after battling schizophrenia, which may have been sparked by his time in the Marines. The video will correlate …

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