VIDEO: “The Current” – Campana & Nia Ilyssa (dir. by Chris Volckmann)

Rapper Campana and vocalist Nia Ilyssa teamed up with director Chris Volckmann for “The Current,” an elegantly staged, narrative-driven visual allegory that traverses the linear path of aging, and the unbounded sense of loss and love which knows no such strictures.

This clip reminded me of “Never Catch Me,” the song and video by Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. Both videos capture the beauty that ultimately arises in the dispassionate wake of the Black American experience. We’re lucky to have these artists around who illuminate it in such affecting detail.

“The Current” is from Campana and Nia’s recent EP, Spoke Fiction.


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VIDEO: “All The Soldiers” – Spekulation (feat. Okanomode; dir. by. Chris Volckmann)

Spekulation dropped “All The Solders”, the first single from his upcoming Truth Be Told EP, last week, and followed it up with the visuals above. From the press:

Like the song, the video takes a personal look at the problem of violence in our society. The film focuses on a handful of people living in fear of the violence that has become a part of American life.  It is a subtle film that poses powerful questions about how we choose to live our lives in the face of fear and uncertainty.

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