24 hours after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Los Angeles-based emcee Malkovich drops “Jim Kong Ill”, the second single and title track from his forthcoming album based on the life of the infamous dictator. Malkovich dropped the Ayatollah Presley mixtape earlier this year, hosted by House Shoes and featuring Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, Dibia$e, Killer Reese of King Fantastic, P.U.D.G.E., Sum, IamOmni and many more.
IamOMNI – Black and Gold – Official Music Video
Produced by Tricky
Featuring: Tiki Lewis
Directed by Pat Hartonian
The second single from L.A. lyricist IamOMNI’s self-titled new album, produced fully by UK trip-hop pioneer Tricky. Omni’s previous albums include collaborations with Fatlip of Tha Pharcyde, Aceyalone and Mikah Nine of Freestyle Fellowship, WildChild of the Lootpack.
Says Omni of working with Tricky: “Working with Tricky has been nothing short of an amazing experience, I worked with him in the past on material and for lightening to strike twice and me being able to do a complete project with him is mindblowing. I am forever in his debt.”
A man dying slowly in the truck he calls home. Another, hauling boxes at a market in exchange for a spot in a storage box where he sleeps each night. Immigrants, actors, recovering drug addicts, college students and true blue Angelenos, all trying to rent themselves one more month in the waiting room, one more month for their dreams to come true. This is life in Palms, L.A.’s most diverse and densely populated neighborhood, where Snoop Dogg caught his murder case, and where “everybody’s on their way somewhere else”, as emcee and eight-year resident Malkovich says on his dedication to his adopted home. The people and places of Palms take center stage in the video, directed, filmed and edited firsthand by Malkovich. Shot one month before Kanye West & Jay-Z’s “Otis” video aired, scenes shot against a wall mural of the U.S. flag with a local homeless man inadvertently make this video the polar opposite of ‘Ye and Jay’s celebration of the American dream. Malkovich dropped the Ayatollah Presley mixtape earlier this year, hosted by House Shoes and featuring Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, Dibia$e, Killer Reese of King Fantastic, P.U.D.G.E., Sum, IamOmni and many more.