RL GRIME // coming soon


QUEENS D. LIGHT // LOVE PISTOL
Queens D. Light is well-versed and well-rehearsed. Based in Oakland, Queens is a self-proclaimed griot telling stories of the beauty of resiliency. Love Pistol is a fiercely mystic track and the single off her 2014 debut album, California Wildflower. The video sets queens on the hunt amidst West Oakland reimagined as a sci-fi set; complete with dancing spirits in warehouse terrariums, blazing arrows in desolate fields, and effigies of the male physique.
MAIN ATTRAKIONZ // G.O. ALL I KNOW
“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” With this Khalil Gibran quote in mind, I conceived the video for a track about the bond between the five ‘chapters’ of GreenOva. Squadda, Mondre, Shady Blaze, Dope G, and LoLo have been through thick and thin together, from grade school in Oakland to an dawn of an acclaimed rap career. The video features the five chapters mobbin’ through the four elements talking about the struggles of life and the power of having your boys to lean on.
SAFE // BLACK SATIN LIVING ROOM
Straddling the border between friendship and romance is a universal, age-old predicament. The friend zone is a purgatory of relational terror that I personally seem to end up in more than one would prefer. Over the past years, Oakland's own SAFE has become well known for delivering miserable songs with an exquisitely beautiful sensitivity. To announce the release of his new 7" record, we collaborated on a video for the single. You can catch the premiere and write-up over on The Fader.
ANTWON // LIVING EVERY DREAM
Take a ride back to 1993, when hip hop was all about having a good time and interracial love affairs. As soon as I heard this throwback track, produced by Pictureplane, I knew what had to be done. My second time working with Bay Area rapper ANTWON, we took a casual weekend road trip down to L.A. and documented it. The rest is history. You can catch the premiere and write-up over on SPIN.
CHIPPY NONSTOP // BITCH, I BOUGHT IT OUT!
An unrepentant Oakland party monster, Chippy Nonstop is a fierce fury of smuggled-in booze and incessant tweeting. Collaborating on singles with acts like Major Lazer and Stunnaman of The Pack, she finally released her first solo EP this Spring. To celebrate, we collaborated on a music video for one of the hottest tracks. Insanity ensues.
ANTWON // HELICOPTER
I'd always wanted to work with vintage footage, but had seen the technique misused on a near-daily basis aound the interwebs. After I met ANTWON on Twitter, we decided to collab on a video. This was my chance to prove the world wrong and re-appropriate Hollywood's most classic car chase which was filmed in The Bay Area. Siracha and pancakes ensued, leaving SPIN no choice but to herald it "an early candidate for video of the year."
SQUADDA BAMBINO // WE HOTT
As 1/2 of Main Attrakionz, the self-proclaimed "best duo ever", Squadda Bambino doubles as both producer and rapper. Hailing from the concrete streets of north Oakland, Squadda possesses one of the most interesting and refreshing sounds in the crowded world of today's rap underground. These visuals take you on a ride through the darkened alleys of his home turf, while the lyrics are a testament to where he's come from and where he's going.