Tuesday, October 11, 2011

This is what we call a groundbreaker

UK hip-hop is the most confident it has been in a loooong time - from the mystical lyricism of Ghost Poet to the dizzying success of Tinie Tempah. The latter's producer, Labrinth, blew my socks off last month with an audio preview of his party anthem-in-the-making Earthquake. Now the video has arrived and by jove it's a corker.

Apparently filmed in the disused spaceship Michael Jackson abandoned after the Scream mini-movie, it stars Labrinth as the hero in a Hype-Williams-meets-Will-Smith rap blockbuster, crammed to breaking point with CG graphics, virtual 3D environments and expensive special effects.

It is an audacious statement of intent... but for me the best bit is the simplest. Forget the explosions and sci-fi trappings, what's better than a chorus of Bavarian monks giving it some a capella "action"?

Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah - Earthquake

Anyone else want to buy a Mini Cooper that transforms into a boombox?

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