Real T@lk "Trill Flow Pt. 2" f/ L.A. Van Gogh & Lili K (dir. Dartise)
I've been looking really forward to the final product after the teaser dropped on Monday, and just as I expected, Real T@lk delievers with a fresh concept and captivating new video that stands out amongst the rest of the sea of new videos that drop everyday.
Real T@lk and featured guests, fellow Chicago artists L.A. Van Gogh and Lili K, are figures on display in a museum... except they rhyme and sing in place. The effect is very dope, reminding me of that Ben Stiller movie A NIght At The Museum where all the exhibits come to life.
Throughout the side-scrolling video (this presentation makes it even more engaging to follow), museum patrons walk up to each artist and take photos like they were trying to document a painting or sculpture that you would normally find at a museum. The musicians also join an interpretive dancer and painter Janeen as other exhibits in the museum. Plus, the song and video go hand in hand as the soulful production and contemplative, thought-provoking raps (both emcees have some slick lines and flows, naturally) that are brought to life with a minimalist look at the artists performing them.
Download this *Tibs Fav. off Real T@lk's The Talented Tenth 8.0 (one of my favorite mixtapes in the past year so download it all) and shoutout to Real T@lk and Emmy-award winning director Dartise for executing such a unique concept and delivering a video that'll certainly grab the attention of the casual listener. Proud to kick off the day of fresh Blogs with this #GWHHPremiere — check it out!
In with premiere number 1 of 2 today on GWHH, as theWHOevers just slid us the new #WHOWednesday release "Jurassic Park V", featuring and produced by Netherfriends. This is a chill groove from the duo, with the addicting chords from Netherfriends acting as a great compliment. Both J. Arthur and Dotkom showcase their precision on their verses, namely J. Arthur's end of that first verse and Dotkom's beginning of the second verse. Naturally, "Jurassic Park V" is an instant *Tibs Fav. (but you know we wouldn't be premiering it if it wasn't dope, right?). As a bonus, J. Arthur drops the coldest NBA reference I've heard in a minute: "Chump change, the angry pace call it Dale Davis."
Shoutout to J. Arthur & Dotkom and their managers Chet & Elisa. We can expect more fresh Chi-Town tunes and collabs comin from them in the not so distant future!
The official words from theWHOevers, who describe this well:
Much like our beloved Chicago seasons, "Jurassic Park V" captures the essence of a smooth summer breeze, while slapping you in the face like the winter wind. Delivered with incredible ease, J.Arthur and Dotkom skillfully place complex delivery patterns over this super-snappy Netherfriends production. In the race for greatness, this team plans to "get to the top and keep on climbing" ...
We're proud to premiere the latest episode in Real T@lk's "Memoirs of a Modern Day Griot" called "The Opening Act", documenting the Chicago emcee's successful opening set for Big Boi last month at Park West. Our own Who Dough was in attendance and had this to say at the time:
"Real T@lk is that breath of fresh air - with a calculated flow, the smooth pipes of Sohje, a band dressed flyer than they have to be, and dancers who remind you its okay to dance at a rap show. This is more than just rap - this is art. And with an inspiring performance of "Count It Up" off The Talented Tenth 8.0, Real T@lk set the bar higher than most opener's could imagine."
And if that doesn't further entice you, then take my word for it as well. Real T@lk has been an artist we've been supporting since the beginning and his growth, skill, and presentation is at an all-time high seen in the video above. Sit-down with this documentary as Real T@lk narrates a day in the life from soundcheck to the bright lights of the performance. This includes a very intriguing behind the scenes conversation with Killer Mike & Big Boi prior to the show in their trailer, plus the problems that come up that you can't predict prior to showtime. Then of course, we get a look at the ensemble and energy of Real T@lk's performance of "Count It Up" from The Talented Tenth 8.0. To sum it up in a word: fresh.
Below are more words on the episode from Real T@lk himself and, to find out even further about him, episode 1 "The Listening Party", where you'll see us involved as well. Shoutout to Eric Seals & Sani Cole for the job well-done filming and editing. Artists, here's the bar for day-in-the-life, documentary-style episodes.
Episode 2: "The Opening Act" (Take a look into the day Real T@lk opened for Big Boi + Killer Mike on 5/1/13 at Park West in Chicago, IL for The Shoes For Running World Tour)
Griot = a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician. The griot is a repository of oral tradition. Real T@lk identifies as an African-American and most African-Americans are descendants of slaves in America that were taken from West Africa he identifies as a Modern-Day Griot...changing the world one rhyme at a time. These are his memoirs.