Chicago wordsmith F.Stokes dropped this video for Shaka Zulu yesterday. This track is from his recent Fearless Beauty album that was produced by Doomtree member Paper Tiger. So yeah, check out the video, more about the making of it below, and cop the album from iTunes if you’re digging it.
“Location was everything,” he muses when he looks back at the video. “This video was inspired, physically, by the landscape of my neighborhood, and how aesthetically and habitably the Southside of Chicago relates to an African jungle.” This parallel extends beyond the physical street corner, into the psyches of the young men an women seen throughout the video: “I had to show the world the faces of those babies on the Southside of Chicago. I thought some of the closeups gave a reminder to the globe that even though the cloud of violence lingers, innocent resonates through the eyes of these young soldiers.”