Sunday, December 23, 2007

Video: CRS - US Placers (Directed by Vashtie Kola)

NYC's Downtown Sweetheart, Vashtie Kola, has recently debuted her latest project. A video for CRS' "US Placers." The track that was on the Kanye West "Can't Tell Me Nothing" mixtape was the sleeping giant song of the summer. With ill verses by Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West & Pharrell over a Thom Yorke sample, it was only right for a video to be done for the song. And who more deserving to do it then, Vashtie Kola:

“Here’s the latest video I directed. I wasn’t commissioned to do it, so I spent my own dough to make it. I wanted to make a video for this song because I was obsessed with both the original Thom Yorke version and the Kanye West Mixtape version. It was a lot of fun to make. Most of the clothing is mine, like little Pharrell’s whole wardrobe. The props are mine, like the Brooklyn Machine Works bike and the Supreme “Last Supper” decks. That’s actually Plain Pat in the video, Kanye’s A&R.”
This is how true artist work. By taking the initiative because of love for the craft. A true kindred New Yorker at work here. Kudos. Watch the video below and check out behind the scene shots from the video shoot by clicking HERE.

Here's another video for those who've been living under a rock in New York and don't know who Vashtie Kola



Sharp.....i gotta pass through one of those 92 parties one day (whattup Oscar )

Jimmy! said...

What's funny is that Vashtie looks like one of the kids, like a 12 year old.