Founding member of the Stronghold underground rap collective, Breez Evahflowin along with Dutch creative artist Arjen Noordeman have collaborated to release an animated video of the album's second track, "I Know". Taken from last fall's "Breez Deez Treez" release, Noordeman came up with the idea to make an animated video drawn entirely by hand, and blended with video of the MC. The concept was to make an animated sketchbook, like a diary reflecting the personal story of the artist. The process began with Noordeman shooting video of Breez on his NYC rooftop and at his studio in DUMBO. The filmmaker then printed 100 frames of video at a time so he could carry the printouts around with him, sketching the individual frames in pencil whenever he had a chance. Noordeman then transitioned to to brush-painted animation, while his partner Christie Wright conceived of an animated ink-drawn line to tie the different elements together. The result is a mix of live-action and hand-drawn animation that tells the story of an MC striving to maintain a unique voice in a sea of cookie-cutter commercial hooks.
This is THE concert event of the summer! In its 7th year, Rock The Bells is bringing the greats of hip hop onstage to perform their classic albums in their entirety. Hit the link above for all info.
Paradise Gray (DJ Paradise of X-Clan) directs this scathing critique of the current climate of rap music featuring Jasiri X, Idasa Tariq and Living Proofe and produced by Idasa Tariq. The song is calling out a lot of these popular rappers. Check the visuals..
I'm keeping the Rhymefest love moving! Another hot joint off his new album "El Che". This time he laced the video with 3D, classic animated characters and animated versions of himself and Little Brother's Phonte. Its Hip Hop's first Animated 3D Anaglyph music video! Best when viewed wearing traditional red & cyan 3d glasses.