Who's down to get it CRACCIN'?
I'm disgusted. Not only with this character, but more so with what #HipHop / #Rap music and culture has become, and how it continues to perpetuate the cycle of this kind of behavior.
While it's not plausible to blame someone's actions solely on popular music, culture, or marketing; I definitely believe & support the idea that what's portrayed as important and acceptable allows people to justify ill-made & despicable actions like this. So many of us will hear about this, and look at this young rapper with distaste -- but how many of us will actually decide to no longer continue to support, fund, and sustain the same patterns of ignorance and buffoonery that both directly and indirectly encourage and validate this kind of behavior?
Consider the music that you listen to, enjoy, and purchase. What is it really saying to you and the people around you? Are the ideas and images you're receiving something that will in any way adding to the empowerment, advancement, or evolution of your art, culture, race, or people as a whole? There's no guarantee that ending the glorification & promotion of money and violence will make a difference, but when there's an apparent connection between both and hip hop in a situation like this... I think it's worth a try.
I know some will laugh this off and call me a "hater" or whatever. That's cool with me - I'll be a hater. Those that understand and agree, however; please re-post, re-share, and reinforce this.
My ideas, my beliefs, and my values make me proudly #UNFAMOUS.
"Unfamous Mindframe" Official Music Video
Art and Direction by Christophe Roberts http://christopheroberts.com
Filming and Cinematography by Zubaer Khan http://zubaerkhan.com
Editing and erratic hand motions by Anacron
It's been far too long since I've delivered an official visual for you AnaManiacs. With several forthcoming music video productions halted in mid-production, I decided to take matters into my own hands. As they say, "if you want something done right, do it yourself."
On a recent trip to to the East Coast, my team made magic happen within a few free hours of a busy schedule. My NYC-based PNTGLLRYNTWRK crew members and good friends and I rallied an idea to create a visual for my latest collaboration with Daze and Diles; as it thoroughly identifies all of our artistic hustles.
Christophe Roberts (aka Perv One) is a known visual artist and sculptor, who's work can be seen all over New York and in magazines. Zubaer Khan (aka DJZu) is a seasoned cinematographer & editor that's flexed his skill for everyone from Revolt TV to CBS, and has worked on a few of my previous projects. The Brazilian homie Mauricio Tadashi (aka ChiliBreakz), the owner of the Original US merchandising and accessories company, showed up for support and good vibes. If you're up on your Peanut Gallery crew history, then you should be familiar with all of these brothas.
The result of our combined efforts is a simple, yet masterful piece. Filmed on location in Brooklyn, NY; the imagery is reminiscent of the basic freshness of early 90's styling and visuals. After watching this PNTGLLRYNTWRK family production, you'll understand the lyric, "...new Peanut Gallery / So Golden Era."
Thanks for watching... Comment, share, and ENJOY.