SUNDAY - JOE SWEATPANTS
In this brief and beautiful music video the rapper formerly known as Tru Speech begins promoting his latest project Getting Out of Bed is Hard. Produced by Nabeyin with a video by Jay Kasai, HVE's Edward Berrios and Joe Sweatpants himself, this video depicts Mr. Pants baring his soul about adulthood's anxieties in a way that's easy to relate to.
Speech is not just staying in his normal comfort zone as an MC, he's hitting octaves and voice modes I've never heard from him. The beat is gorgeous, the video a straightforward but still textured look at a young man on a mission. This project sounds ambitious and this was a welcome teaser for what may be the last OE release of 2019.
Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdculture hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers