Coming to a Mind Near You

Behind the scenes scenes. Making of ACT II , Nas and Damian .

I know I am being redundant and repetitive but it is something that I feel I have to mention all the time because, well ,its just the right thing to do. .

Once again , we would like to thank our good friends and partners  @Leica and @ mochilla for opening up doors to opportunities we know we would not have without them. Special thanks go to Jay electronica for the trust and support he showed us by choosing to work with us , to have our work associated with one of the most sought after rappers in the game is an honor that we hope we can live up to. To the different photographers, editors , directors and producers we worked with this past month , B+ ,Eric Coleman,Michael Park, Byez,Luke Lynch,Jerry Henry ,Andrew Barchilon,Paul McCarthy and Will Quantic, thank you for making this job so much fun and so much easier . For family and friends , we love you.

Last month’s work took us from South Africa to Manchester, first to  document  the making of one of the most anticipated hip hop albums in history, Jay Electronica’s ACT II . a couple of weeks later , with the same partners in crime, mochilla ,Immortal helped document Nas and Damian Marley tour in Europe, including the opening night at Wembley Arena with the magical Erykah Badu.

Working , shooting and building  with some of the best musicians, rappers, producers and photographers in the industry  has been surreal at moments, like hearing one of the best beats I have heard in my life drop in a studio in South Africa at 8 am in the morning or standing in the pit in Manchester ,few feet away from Nas and Damian with an M9 , my mind not really grasping what I was capturing .

Did not talk much about South Africa but I think this video that we along with Eric Coleman , shot, edited and produced gives of good indication of how things went down.

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8 responses

  1. nikolas

    I liiiiiiike

    April 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

  2. Fan

    Awesome..Good things

    April 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  3. Mirvat

    Magical.

    April 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  4. muchoamor

    The first time I saw the video clip for the making of act 1 I only saw it with eyes hammered down by the intellectual dullness and soulful corruption of modern day life in general and of a industrial-commercial pop hip hop bombarding the airwaves/our subconscious in particular. The second time I saw it, or rather the first time I heard it with heart and felt it internally and honestly, I was given goosebumps and began to tear. I’m a grown man that isnt afraid to admit that, because I cannot understand and I refuse to partake in all the pain, suffering, wanton violence based on greed, fear, hate, ignorance and unspirituality. What this clip did is capture a moment in time which is linked to moments in history where all the hate, pain and inequality of brutality is being hymfully and soulfully synthesized by the heart, soul, intelligence and bravery of every last person that created that modern hyrogplyph known as applied heart, soul, truth in history, into the ever expanding realm of politics, music and life. OUT OF THIS WORLD!
    I cant say anything more than keep repeating the last words I heard,
    “go, go, go, let me go blue…I’m just blessed to be chosen to be a part of this amazing movement thats about to go down, its exciting, peace out yall”
    Much love to Nas, Laith, Immortal, Coleman, B+ and everyone else that captured so soulfully, so honestly and so essentially that somethingness that is in such short supply and under so much attack around this world: truth, love and the unfiltered struggle of humanity to establish love as the only tool that can repair our existence and consequently set us, our entire human family, all free.

    April 9, 2011 at 1:58 am

  5. insane… love to all of you.. keep it up xxx

    April 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

  6. Camil

    Unreal!! awesome work guys!!!

    April 10, 2011 at 8:55 am

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  8. Nasser

    Awesome bro…keep up the good work

    April 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

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