VIDEO OF THE MONTH: SLUDGE BUCKET FROM KONAMI HOMI, ACHILLES AND 4DHXH
Konami Homi and 4DHXH are the most original cats in the I.E. I’m hearing – they’re playing in a whole different sandbox and that’s dope.
Between when I wrote the first sentence and the next one it came to my attention they have been working together. Maybe I should have known but either way, it’s exactly what I would hope to hear from two cats as weird, talented and steeped in the crafting of art as these dudes. Konami is a notorious polymath excelling in the arts of video, rap, production and graphic design. All of this is put to fantastical use here in a psychedelic aggressive but still vibey car race of a track that culminates in a beautiful anime sequence set to moving electric keys. Achilles is a spitter who adapts deftly to this wild soundscape, 4DHXH is a ninja of psychedelic poetry- he was meant to spaz out on sounds as original as him, sounds like these. Konami is one of the most iconoclastic auteurs California's Inland Empire has yet to see and every second of his vocals and screen-time drips with his bizarre and intimidating talents.
Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers.