Andy Mineo and Lecrae‘s banned Been About It video is presumably indubitably among the BEST Hip-Hop movies we’ve ever viewed… periodt. We would even argue that it’s a considerable contender for Rap Video of The Year (sorry Lil Nas X).
We previewed the video, which options spectacularly impeccable remakes of over 20 iconic rap album covers. On the identical day the song and video were to fall, the video used to be banned for copyright “clearances”, despite the proven truth that it’s controversial that the 2 are effectively within magnificent use license and presented a inventive re-presentation of the art work.
Lecrae, a native of Houston, and Andy Mineo from NY, re-imagine themselves on the covers of iconic hip-hop albums whereas paying homage to the esteem of vinyl. The video is a stress-free and riveting detect — spend your eyes away for a 2d and also you’ll omit indubitably among the covers as they flash by.
Our “Been About It” High 5 duvet remakes were: The Chronic, DMX, 50 Cent and Outkast, The College Drop (Kanye West). Test out these right album duvet remake screenshots below.
And this ain’t no ‘we playin dress up’ running spherical with a video camera. The video, directed by Nathan Corrona for Dustbrand Movies, did a masterful job of recreating the mood, lighting and complex diminutive print of over 20 basic album duvet artworks.
Checkout Lecrae with the “Gumby” haircut, the daisy age vegetation and the reflection in Posdnous’ eyeglasses within the quilt portrait re-iteration for De La Soul’s masterpiece, 3 Feet Excessive & Rising.
And ogle at the gold etching encircling the Kanye sad undergo on this College Dropout duvet remake. That would additionally literally be Kanye in that sad undergo scramble neatly with, however it’s now not — it’s Andy Minio.
Lecrae and Andy come by with artistry and boldness — something lacking in hip-hop today time. It’s a disgrace the clearance disorders mean the long-established inventive offering for “Been About It” would possibly perchance now not be viewed today.
Unstoppable, the duo took their banned video to the streets to discover reactions from the followers. Test out the reaction video below. If you’d care for to look the long-established video, give us your electronic mail address — we’ll hit you with it when it’s at remaining launched.