X Factor's Chris Rene Delivers Young Homie Video
Following his charismatic performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "Young Homie" skyrocketed up the iTunes pop chart landing in the Top 20. The video for the feel-good, pop-driven track was shot in his hometown of Santa Cruz , CA by renowned director, Jeremy Rall (Jay-Z, Snoop Dog, Ludacris). The video gives viewers a snapshot of Chris' hometown, the places and people Chris grew up with and the inspiration for the song.
"Young Homie," produced by JR Rotem, is a fresh take on the original song penned by Chris became a fan favorite throughout X Factor's debut season. Chris Rene won over America 's hearts from day one with his inspirational story, charisma and original songs, finishing third overall. The road to success has not been an easy one. The Santa Cruz , California native has struggled with numerous addictions, but with the support of his family and drive to change his life, Chris made a decision to enter into rehab. With just 70 days sober under his belt, Chris took a leap of faith to pursue his dream and auditioned for The X Factor performing "Young Homie." His audition and performance footage became the most watched out of all The X Factor contestants and has since seen over 25 million views on YouTube. Watch the video here.