Dig this video for a few reasons of the top of the head.
The song is dope
The video is beautifully low budget and conveys a message
It really speaks to the DIY ethic that I want to fortify in 2012. ID didn’t wait for cats. It looks like he just made it happen with this video.
It made videos important in my mind. I have heard this song before but slept on it somehow. When I saw the video it made the song complete. Sometimes you have to speak through multiple creative mediums to fully convey your message.
At the end of the day fuck the reasons though. It’s enjoyable to listen to and watch so just enjoy the shit and don’t think so much about why for now. lol.
Here’s the new music video from Intricate Dialect for a song I produced called “Real M.F.” off of his latest album, “Kemet”. The video was shot and directed Joe Petrous and Ken Brewton and features some cameos from local talents such as Detroit CYDI, CrateDigga, and 2040. If you are not yet up on the brilliance that is “Kemet”, the album is available at a name-your-price rate HERE.
The homie Intricate Dialect has been putting in work on the Michigan hip hop scene for quite some time now and recently released his masterpiece, “Kemet”. It is a concept album deeply rooted in the history and philosophies of Ancient Egypt. I.D.’s lyrics stick close to the Egyptian theme throughout the entire project, but are still relevant to modern-day struggles and ideologies. The unique subject matter brings a refreshing change to the current state of hip hop music and provides the perfect blend of style and intellect.
I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of working on the Kemet album by producing two tracks on the album (Thutmose ID & Real M.F.) along with recording all of I.D.’s vocals. Producer, Shigeto provided the beat for the album’s opening track while Shady EV handled the production for the rest of the project. The album also features appearances from Tree City’s Gen Pop and Idski’s Abolitionist crew members Tenacity and Kadence.
Many moons ago before linking up with D. Allie to form our group, Progress Report, I joined another hip hop collective, MidCoast Most. In 2005 we released our first album “Worth the Weight” and since then have continued to make new music and do shows around the Metro-Detroit area as well as other venues across the country. MidCoast Most consists of myself along with J. Walker and Nonsense who were both recently featured on seperate tracks on the Progress Report debut album, Eddie Logix and D. Allie are Progress Report. On Saturday, June 11th 2011 MCM will be celebrating the release of our sophmore album “The Coast Is Clear” at The Pike Room in downtown Pontiac, MI. The release party will feature performances from MidCoast Most backed by Gorilla Funk Mob, United States of Mind (D. Allie’s other hip hop crew), SelfSays, Mobil, and Intricate Dialect. This much anticipated event will also be hosted by RenCen and have DJ 2040 on the wheels of steel throughout the entire night. As a way of saying thank you to the MidCoast Most fans and supporters, we will be giving out a free copy of our new album to everybody who attends the show along with several other giveways via the event’s sponsors which include Aptemal Clothing, Detroit Underground, Pogo Skate Shop, B.D.T. Pipe & Tobacco, 2 Raw 4 FM, Sterling Dental, and Fine Shine Auto Detailing. Come out to the show to help us all celebrate and catch live sets from the two crews responsible for bringing Progress Report to fruition.