Posts tagged ‘Kendrick Lamar’

August 24, 2011

Video: Kendrick Lamar – A.D.H.D. (Directed by Va$htie)

Kendrick Lamar teams up with Va$htie to cook up some visual crack for you fiends.

“I had the honor of directing a music video for one of my new favorite artists – Kendrick Lamar. After falling in love with his mixtape Section.80 and playing it on repeat, I was given the choice to pick any song to direct. I settled on “A.D.H.D.” for it’s dark beat and melancholy lyrics, tones that have always resonated with me. Like most of Kendrick’s songs off Section.80, it felt like a confessional of a conflicted generation; a timeless and universal theme.

I wanted the video to illustrate the emotion he paints with words, while avoiding gratuitous shots of any substance. Despite the song’s title and content, the focus isn’t the drugs, but rather, that basic human experience of apathetic youth. That simple mood of emptiness which we choose to either address or self-medicate.

Kendrick is a monster. Not only is he gifted as a musician, but as a person, he’s an genuine sweetheart.

I hope you like the video…” – Va$htie, Director

August 10, 2011

Video: Kendrick Lamar x Estevan Oriol Shoot It Up

Make sure to check out Kendrick Lamar’s show at SOBs Aug. 31st.

I first shot Kendrick Lamar while shooting Jay Rock’s album cover in Knickerson Gardens in Watts. Louie Mejia from CNN is always on the lookout for the next lastest greatest talent we have here in LA. So I put him in touch with Kendrick through my good friend Richie Abbott.

June 19, 2011

iLove: Kendrick Lamar – Ronald Reagan Era (His Evils) f. RZA

I stumbled across this a day ago at the Dopehouse and I just felt the need to share. You don’t understand how much I’ve played this in the last 24 hours. Its that real. I’m now a Kendrick Lamar fan to the fullest.


March 20, 2011

Video: Kendrick Lamar | My Favorite Verse

Kendrick Lamar chops it up with SoulCulture and talks about his favorite verse from the song The Heart Pt. 2 off his recently released (O)verly (D)edicated mixtape. Shouts to SoulCulture for this series, we need more of this for hip-hop.

March 7, 2011

The Kendrick Lamar Experience (Trailer)

Cameos include: Big Sean, J. Cole, DJ Quik and Dr. Dre

Shouts: SCUK