As we drag ourselves through to the middle of the week, we arrive prepared to drag ourselves over the mountain that is hump day. With the weekend edging ever nearer, we've been treated to a visual surprise from a rapper who is no stranger to EARMILK and our readers; Chester Watson.
The 17 year old St Louis native, and his Nu Age Syndicate homies, have smashed their way onto our pages several times before, and this week they're back, with a short film that provides as a music video for "Mammoth", "Creed" and "Fck", all of which are taken from Watson's latest mixtape, Tin Wooki. Filmed and edited by upcoming filmmaker Julia Updergraff, we see Chester rapping alongside fellow Nu Age emcees Breeze Pachino and Comme in the first visuals for "Mammoth", before a short interlude see's Watson murder what appears to be an emperor or king. The next scene is the video for "Creed", which was shot in a local convenience store and has more of a street video feel to it. Finally, the visuals for "Fck" see's the young rapper, who resides in Florida, as a prisoner for his crimes in the first scene, but tries to escape their grasp as he's chased through the woods, and ultimately beaten. The short film is really well put together and edited, especially given that Chester isn't signed to a label and has a minimal budget, but still manages to come out with a compelling video.
Peep 'Act IV | Scene IV-V-VII' below, and be sure to check out Tin Wooki over on Chester's bandcamp, definitely one of my favourite independent releases of 2014 so far and is well worth a stream/download!
- 9th March, 2014