Talib Kweili: State Of Grace
The song is great, and the video is just gorgeous. It’s nice to see hip-hop stars putting so much craft into their work.
Animator Daniel Cordero cited the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat as one of his major influences in creating the video. Speaking to The Verge, Cordero said Basquiat — a pioneering artist active in New York in the 1980s — was instrumental in making hip hop, graffiti, and street art a “true art worthy of being exhibited in museums and galleries.” But Cordero says his influences weren’t confined to the East Coast. The animator also says his time spent living in the “African and Jamaican neighborhoods” of Brixton and Peckham in South London as major inspirations for the video.
Via The Verge