Dopeness

[FILM] Four Corners “Die Vier Hoeke”

Four Corners — “Die Vier Hoeke” is South African prison slang for  the four corners of a prison cell. It also represents North, South East, West or rather, the directions that we take in our lives.

The film centers on a 13-year-old chess prodigy who’s drawn into Cape Town’s “notorious child-gang culture.” His absent father, recently released from prison, tries to break the pattern of violence and keep his son away from the Four Corners. – Indiewire

This film has an ill soundtrack and features notable South African Hip Hop artists Khuli Chana, Rattex, Jits Vinger, Isaac Mutant, Cream (with production by my homie HIPE), etc.

Check out the trailer.

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FreshVidz! The ILLZ – Dreams of Life & Beth (Official Video)

TheILLZ.com | Synopsis by filmmaker Kristopher Rey-Talley: When The ILLZ approached me about the “In Between Video series”, I was struck by the simple brilliance of it all. Releasing video and song simultaneously, as one piece of content, was a bold and strong move. I signed on immediately, and within a few days, we began shooting the first few videos. Simple, often low concept, but brimming with ILLZ insistence on cinematic imagery. With “Dreams of Life & Beth”, I decided to go with a very cold, morbid look. The song is introspective and haunting, and I wanted to convey that through a simplistic set of visuals. Shooting on the Manhattan bridge at 5:30am, we got that clean ambient light, and complete desertion. Everything was shot on long lenses, creating a sense of deep space and complete loneliness. The video is a mood piece, low on concept but high on artistry and emotion. It is but the first chapter in a varied, complex and beautiful set of upcoming videos, one unlike that of any artist I’ve worked with thus far.
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FRESHVidz! Dysfunkshunal Familee feat. Larry Thomas Dir by @hanifabdurrahim

Directed by my comrade in artistic crime, Hanifa Abdur-Rahim, an EXTREMELY talented photographer based in NYC, this DOPE video features cameos from Crazy DJ Bazarro, DJ Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, DJ Boogie Blind, DJ Dummy, DJ Wayne Ski, DJ Skinny, Missy Torres, & DJ Mocha Sunshine. ENJOY!

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