More quality product from Notes to Self with this new video for "All of the Above." Excellent production (as per usual) from Book and Bronze, dope verses all around - all around great hip hop track and tribute to rap music. The video is...well, it kind of makes you not want to fuck with these guys. Seriously, not sure what the message here is, but here's one interpretation: dope, raw, rugged rap group surviving in the cold, harsh wasteland that is the Music Industry + Hip Hop Scene in general. New NTS project, Used to be Dark (Recoil) coming at the end of the month!
Feeling like Frontiersman, we grew our beards and arrived in Mactier at 7:30pm. Cold as f*ck. 4 hour drive North. Pitch black outside. Cabin smelled like pine and rosé. Dropped our bags, chose our beds, Bronze took the air mattress. Half hour till the NBA Dunk-Off. Donk was geeked. Flat screen, satellite, middle-of-nowhere. Heats on. Lee is lit. Drunk off Timbits. Blake Griffin jumps over a car. Here to shoot a music video.
Eric suggested we charge the equipment. Didn't knock on wood. Inexcusable in a cabin. Power went out. Cold as f*ck. Pitch black inside. Cabin smelled like weed and sulfur. Dropped our plans, went to bed, Bronze froze on the air mattress. 5 hours till daylight. Rosh is lit. Left-over Timbits for breakfast. Last night Blake Griffin jumped over a car. Here to shoot a music video, with Ben to direct. A take on raps pioneers, we planned to wear fur.
The events that followed were captured on camera; 'All of the Above' took place. This is a true story. *No animals were harmed in the making of this video.
- Notes to Self
Artist: Notes to Self
Song: All of the Above [BBRC]
Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) for Course of Study & Book (of Beatface) for Jigsaaw
*AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve
Raps by Roshin, Swamp Donkey & Bronze One (all of NTS)
Cuts by DJ Dopey (of NTS)
Directed & Edited by Benjamin Young Hart for greenwoodyard.com
Concept by Benjamin & Matthew
Cinematography shot by Eric Boucher
Assistant to the Director: Lee Gaul
Online by JR for Motioneer.ca
Drawing by Adrian Forrow (adrianforrow.com)
Graphics & Treatment by Course of Study Creative & Peekay Art Dept.
From the forthcoming Notes to Self project "Used to be Dark [RECOIL]"
"H3 stands for the manifestation of hip hop in all of its various forms. Practically, H3 will throw events, support individual artists, endorse causes, and participate in any medium that propagates hip hop as a culture and art-form. H3 is the physical instantiation of hip hop and lives through the creative efforts of its individual members working together towards common goals. H3 creates hip hop – we live hip hop – we are hip hop."