Tuesday, July 20, 2010

*New Video* The ILLZ - Dreams of Life & Beth

ILLZ is becoming real cool with myself and the whole team and not to mention putting out some of the greater introspective and emotional rap records I've heard in while. I feel the struggle, and you will too. Shot on the Manhattan Bridge in the wee hours of the morning, the kid born Delgis Mustafa spits us his soul and while you passed him and filmmaker Kristopher Rey-Talley on the train, they made something beautiful. This song will be appearing on The ILLZ’s About In Between Video Series dropping August 17th. Here's what Kristopher had to say about the clip:
"When The ILLZ approached me about the “In Between Video series”, I was struck by the simple brilliance of it all. Releasing video and song simultaneously, as one piece of content, was a bold and strong move. I signed on immediately, and within a few days, we began shooting the first few videos. Simple, often low concept, but brimming with ILLZ insistence on cinematic imagery. With “Dreams of Life & Beth”, I decided to go with a very cold, morbid look. The song is introspective and haunting, and I wanted to convey that through a simplistic set of visuals. Shooting on the Manhattan bridge at 5:30am, we got that clean ambient light, and complete desertion. Everything was shot on long lenses, creating a sense of deep space and complete loneliness. The video is a mood piece, low on concept but high on artistry and emotion. It is but the first chapter in a varied, complex and beautiful set of upcoming videos, one unlike that of any artist I’ve worked with thus far."

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