Wordsmith extraordinaire Rasheed Chappell puts his immaculate storytelling skills at the forefront of his gripping new video for â€œShorty Rock,â€ a grim street tale off his upcoming â€˜First Brickâ€™ EP produced entirely by Kenny Dope.
Like â€œ101â€ before it, the visuals for â€œShorty Rockâ€ were also produced by the talented team at foundationDIGITAL FILMS. Their vision perfectly captures the power of Chappellâ€™s pen and the urgency of both his rhymes and Dopeâ€™s guitar-laced production. With quick cuts and slick editing, â€œShorty Rockâ€ is an enthralling watch from start to finish.
And itâ€™s made all the better with Chappell as the narrator, of course. His depiction of street violence was harrowing enough in the first minute or so, but it hits another level of madness as his rhymes keep flowing over Dopeâ€™s frenzied instrumental. We wonâ€™t give away what happens, so be sure to stick around â€˜til the conclusion. And is it just us, or is Chappell building some sort of bigger narrative with this and the â€œ101â€ video?
Check out the visuals and stay tuned for more updates and visuals off First Brick, due out Sept 14 on all major DSPs through all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Kay-Dee Records. CD and vinyl will be available as well in limited quantities.