Monday, November 28, 2011

Grimey, NSFW Danny Brown & A$AP Rocky Music Video (Star Slinger Remix)



A$AP Rocky's involvement with fellow up-and-comer, Danny Brown's BRAND NEW "Blunt After Blunt" music video has been long-rumored. While the final cut has finally been liberated, additional rumored friends/collaborators that were set to appear [Kendrick Lamar, Dave Chappelle, and Mos Def Yasiin Bey] are noticeably absent. A$AP Rocky's directorial debut is executed surprisingly well: Dark undertones, vivid color use-age, simplicity!
"Blunt After Blunt" is without a doubt one of the darker and more effective cuts on XXX - Thanks to SKYWLKR's lush, dirty production style. Danny Brown is all about repping his hometown of Detroit... collaborating with as many link-minded D-based artists as possible: Random Axe, Black Milk, SKYWLKR, Dilla (R.I.P.), House Shoes, Rosalinda Ruiz, hexmurda, etc.


Both Danny Brown and A$AP Rocky have a few solid outputs currently on the market: Black & Brown EP, XXX, and LIVELOVEA$AP - respectively. A recent Spin article titled, "The Changing Face of Hip-Hop" (Dec. 2011) chronicles Brown and Rocky's, amongst others, parallel assents up on the long-runged ladder that is the genre of Hip-Hop.
A$AP Mob [crew] was spotlighted in a recent Vice editorial, as well: "A$AP PLAYLI$T MANIFE$TED;" In which they effectively re-created classic album covers from Weezer, Eric B. & Rakim, Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, various Wu-Tang, Fleetwood Mac, and a few more. A$AP Mob are busy prepping their proper debut, a group album, if you will... for a January 2012 release.

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