The “Orange Cap City” music video. | Directed, filmed and edited by Hiway.

Local rapper Hiway hits the streets to address Eureka’s opioid crisis in his latest song “Orange Cap City.”

While littered drug paraphernalia can be found throughout Humboldt County, Hiway, formally known as Aaron Kaplan, specifically takes aim his hometown of Eureka in the new song. The track’s title, “Orange Cap City,” is a reference to the littered heroin needles and orange syringe caps commonly found in Eureka.

“If you visit, watch where you’re walkin’, might step on a needle,” he raps.

Hiway also dropped a new music video to accompany the song on June 4, which highlights several Eureka neighborhoods. In the video, the rapper also uses irony to compare the color of the syringe caps with the City of Eureka’s new orange logo, which it unveiled in 2020.

As a follow-up to the song, the rapper is putting his words into action. Yesterday, Hiway teamed up with Pacific Outfitters the PacOut Green Team of Eureka and E.C.O. Eureka to help clean up litter around the city at this month’s “trash bash.”

Watch Hiway’s new music video in the video embedded at the top of this story.


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