Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WIGGY WEDNESDAYS: VIDEO ROUND-UP WEEK OF 8/23/2017 featuring Mad Macks, Araless, Muds One, Cam Gnarly and more

SONG: WIDE AWAK BY MAD MACKS AND BAD SON

VIDEO: MIGHTY MUDS ONE

Another boom-bap classic from East of the River. I love that this video makes Mad Macks' college graduation ceremony look cool. The video is still dripping with irony and working class skepticism of the system, evident in Macks' irreverence while so many students around him are somber but at the end of the day, the video conveys an image of family and loved ones are happy around our protagonist. Muds' eye conveys both the momentousness and everydayness of the situation with Macks gamely playing a Fresh Prince-like vessel for the audience to experience the narrative through. More Mad Macks here

SONG: THE JUICE BY CAM GNARLY AND BRIAN/FOLK

VIDEO:  NEW CULTURE MEDIA GROUP & CYBERTHUG
Cam Gnarly’s modern polished posi-bangers never disappoint. Gnarly reminds me of OutKast- each time a new song of his starts, you’re sad the last one ended and then the cycle repeats. This song is no different and Cam’s hip embrace of campy on-the-nose video imagery is a stoner’s delight.

SONG: INTERTWINE BY ARALESS & OK

VIDEO: ARALESS AND MELANIE WINSLOW
Seattle based hip-hop artist Araless finally dropped the video for his chill summer love song, “Intertwine”. Set in San Diego, the piece finds his co-director and he clearly enjoying themselves and each other. Don’t miss the EP’s worth of remixes that came out with this single and since. More Araless here

BEATMAKER YOHALMO VIDEO: MIGHTY MUDS ONE

Nice clips of up and coming beatmaker Yohalmo, video by the John Romita Jr. of west coast hip-hop videos himself....

DOCUMENTARY WEB-SERIES: EAST OF THE RIVER - ROAD TO PAID DUES

VIDEOGRAPHER: MIGHTY MUDS ONE
Yeah that's two monthly video round-ups in a row in which Muds One has multiple entries in the round-up. What can I say? Dude puts out a lot of completed polished content. This chronicle of the East of the River crew’s journey to their Paid Dues appearance on 09/16/2017 is released in weekly webisodes and is funny as hell. Looking forward to watching it all as one movie soon!

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for JooseBoxx, youth hip-hop writing instructor with CHORDS Enrichment Youth program (chordseyp.org) and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers. Catch more of their work at westcoastavengers.com, follow Tristan on Twitter @Tanjint or e-mail him at tristanacker@gmail.com