Directed by Luqman, the visual finds the Buffalo rapper driving a classic Pontiac Bonneville around town while he and two accomplices carry out an armed robbery.
“‘Bonneville” is one of those real gritty joints where I just wanted to tell people where I’m from,” Skeese told HipHopDX of the song. “I got the beat from Cartune Beatz and instantly I started thinking about growing up, sharing my experiences where I’m from, and how crazy it would be to paint that picture over a crazy beat like this.”
“There’s elements in ‘Bonneville,’ like the woman talking in the beginning, the things she says, the jingle in the beginning, and the way I describe the city that will make anyone know exactly what it feels like to be from the Eastside of Buffalo.”
“Bonneville” serves as the first single from Jae Skeese’s debut album, Abolished Uncertainties, which is set to arrive on March 24 via Conway’s Drumwork Music Group label.
The 14-track project will include features from Conway The Machine (who also executive produced it), Freeway, Kota Savia, Terre King, Jillian Haynesworth and Auragino.
Jae Skeese announced Abolished Uncertainties earlier this week, calling it a “perfect” project.
“If You Been Following Me On This Journey You Know I Been Building From Ground Level From The Start,” he wrote on Instagram. “3.24.23 We Taking Things To New Heights, THANK YOU For Rocking With Me Through All The Growth!!!! My @drumworkmusic @empire Debut Album Is OTW I Hope You Ready For The Takeover.”
He continued: “Everything About This Project Is PERFECT From The Features, The Beats, Subject Matter, The Bars, EVERYTHING!!!! God Is The Greatest, @ochoweeze We Here Bro We Did It. It’s Time!!!! @whoisconway It’s Up Bro We Taking It There.”
The news comes fresh off the release of Jae Skeese and Conway The Machine’s collaborative EP, Pain Provided Profit, which dropped earlier this month. Skeese previously appeared on Conway’s From King to a God, La Maquina and God Don’t Make Mistakes.
Conway announced the signing of Jae Skeese in January 2021, making him the first artist to sign a deal with Drumwork.
“I’m happy to announce the ink is dry!!” he said at the time. “It’s official!! The first artist signed to @drumworkmusic CONGRATULATIONS KING @jaeskeese this is just the beginning the REAL work begins NOW!! I believed in u from the start and I know when it’s all said and done u gon be in that top 5 convo… it’s up!!!”
Skeese added: “The Ink Is Dry On The Contract. @drumworkmusic We About To Go On One Of Those Runs I Feel It In My Soul, This The Moment I Always Prayed For Now Watch What I Do With It #collectyourwealth #bnblyc #DRUMWORK #DWMG EASTSIDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.”
Jae Skeese previously teamed up with Big Ghost Ltd in April 2022 for their collaborative project, Authenticity Check.
“Bonneville” is also available on streaming platforms — listen to it below.