Town video director A.K. Romero jumps from behind the lens to the front in this new clip “Lies & Deceit” from his debut album Unrequited. A.K. feels all the feelings and turns it into a horror scene.
Filmed on location in downtown Seattle and just outside the Unabomber’s house*, Bryce Bowden and Prospect (rhyme partners on the upcoming Quality Over Quantity 2) go in over a minimalist electro instrumental.
Budget video, budget grill, budget swimming pool; but the track rings true and so do the Honor Roll affiliates who rap on it. Bryce Bowden (that’s the dude on the roof) is one untied shoelace away from a Jackass video. I can dig it, tho. AK Romero behind the lens.
A.K. Romero is an affiliate of the Honor Roll crew (Kung Foo Grip, Bryce Bowden, Cake and $alad, et al) and, until now, you’ve likely only seen his name in the credits of various music videos he’s brought to life for the homies. On “Blue Skies,” A.K. steps from behind the lens to the front, and sheds darkness on the otherwise pristine Seattle summer. This self-directed clip is simple and a little scary; a perfect debut for an interesting new voice. HR teammate Kayne Ortiz on the beat.
Mr10K himself and based world auteur Keyboard Kid appear together in the first half of this video to promo their upcoming The Cigar Room collab. Then, everything turns purple for “The Weatherman”, an older joint by the reigning crown prince of Seattle double-time. AK Romero got behind the lens for both of these.
Honor Roll affiliate Bryce Bowden dropped the first video from his BZA The Damaga album. “Thursday” was produced by Mello Music Group’s Def Dee and the video was shot by A.K. Romero.