They might blow up but they'll never go pop, at least according to Portland's Animal Farm, who just released a dope – and spot-on satirical -- new video for their single "Pop Music."
Find the video featured on The Skanner's YouTube Channel, under our "New Entertainment" playlist.
While this picture still from the video might fool you into thinking that the group has hit an all-time low by resorting to flashy jewelry and fast money to lure gullible listeners -- you'd be wrong. The song – featuring Fury, Serge Severe, Gen.Erik and Hanif Wondir – is a tongue-in-cheek look at a star's rise to the top and fall from glory.
Filmed on location in Rose City – you'll no doubt recognize many of the landmarks and participants – the video makes fun of all the crass materialism that has over-saturated so much of mainstream hip hop for the last decade or more. Directed by Phil Haleen, the video's a follow-up to Animal Farm's single, "Test of Time," which featured Talib Kweli. Both songs are featured on their new album, "Culture Shock" which is set to be released on May 17.
Listen to that tune – and watch their video -- on their website, www.focusednoise.blogspot.com.
Catch them in town while you can. They've already shared the stage with the likes of Common, Method Man and Redman, and Wiz Khalifa. With "Culture Shock," the boys at the Farm are making a serious move to make the nation listen to what they have to say. And it is definitely worth listening to.
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