Here’s Brandon and I’s latest Black Hoodie Rap music video. We’re very proud of this, as this is what we think a music video should look like. If you want to read more about the concept, go check out the entry on the BHR site.
(Side note: Just graduated from Northeastern a few weeks ago and am slowly getting settled into Brooklyn. As anyone who frequents this site knows, the best way to stay in touch is through the BHR blog, or here. I’ll be back here in full effect soon.)
Just put this up over at the Black Hoodie Rap blog, but figured I’d share it here too. We do this series of videos we call Black Hoodie Rap TV, showing us doing various activities, and I figured since it was Valentines Day, and I’ve been making music while using a physio-ball, I should document it.
Not to mention, if you are into our music, you get to hear some of our new material.
As I explained over at BHR:
As I was working on some beats before, I figured it would be good to check in with you guys on video, because it has been a little while. I also wanted to share with you something we found fun: making beats while sitting on a physio-ball. I mean, people sit around their offices on physio-balls, so why can’t I create music while defining my abs?
In addition to watching me produce on a physio-ball, you get a first listen of one of our new tracks.
aboveGROUND Mag, a new online magazine devoted to highlighting independent hip-hop artists, did a profile on my group Black Hoodie Rap that was just posted today.
In contrast to the last feature I posted here, they focused a lot more on our history and how we came to be a hip-hop group in a college setting, and in other “untraditional” ways. Check it out, leave them a comment, thank them for us!
Click Here to read “A New Class of Rap”, our feature in aboveGROUND Magazine!
Last week, we sat down with Nick Mendez, a good friend of mine and recent graduate of Northeastern’s journalism program. He maintains a blog called Take Witness that chronicles/showcases his very creative approach to journalism.
During the course of the two days we spent with him, we did a full photo shoot, podcast, and interview for the actual written piece itself. Aside from the content being about something I’m involved in, I can’t tell you how impressed I was at Nick’s approach to writing about a music group. This is the type of journalism that will keep entertainment journalism alive, and fully utilizes everything great new media has to offer.
You can find the Podcast on iTunes by search “Take Witness” in the iTunes Store. Or simply check out the full feature at Take Witness by clicking here.
Since October 27, Brandon and I have been relentlessly promoting our mixtape/project For Rent, while finding new opportunities in music as well. Unfortunately, this slowed down our old pace of writing new songs.
B came up to Boston for the week with the mission of specifically locking-in and making new tracks. And that’s what we’re doing. That’s me diligently working…
Our friend Nick Mendez also stopped by our session last night to interview us for his site, Take Witness. There’ll be a whole feature there on us sometime next week. I’ll be sure to let you all know about that when it goes up. We discussed everything from making music, to Tom Brokaw’s comments that he can’t understand hip-hop, but his belief that it’s huge part of our culture.
And if you’re wondering why I put the word “studio” in quotes… well if you look hard enough, it’s not a “studio,” it’s just my room. That’s where most music gets made anyway. Recording is another story…
You’re going to hear a lot about Black Hoodie Rap here. I’ll get into more detail shortly, but for the time being, if you’re interested in finding out more about it, check out BlackHoodieRap.net.
This particular video is the third part of a short video series we’re doing titled “BeFOR RENT.” It’s a bunch of videos that showcase different songs, freestyles, and ideas we had while making our first project, For Rent.
Hit the jump to find out a little more about us.