Directed by the mighty Joe Castro of “Full Spectrum” fame, the video for “Weak Stomach (Zilla Rocca Remix)” finds the Shadowboxers and Curly Castro on a midnight basement meeting gone to hell over a desperate dame, all in the bowels of South Philly
After HipHopDX named Wu-Tang Pulp as the #10 Mixtape of 2012, bumping Death Gripz and Childish Gambino to Honorable Mention, the Wrecking Crew knew they had to strike like masked avengers while the samurai steel was hot.
Enter the video for “Scallops”. Directed by F. Pat Murray of Glass Canon Films (of “Full Spectrum 2″ fame) and filmed in historically beloved locations from every pocket of Philadelphia, the short film “plays out like a supernatural heist film; Has is a would-be hit-man being interrogated by a group of intense assassins; Castro is the member of his crew whose telepathic powers save the day, while Zilla drives the getaway car out of the Celebre’s Pizza parking lot.” – WXPN’s The Key
Paid customers will receive an exclusive bonus cut “Known Piranhas” by Curly Castro x My Man Shafe x Zilla Rocca x Has-Lo produced by The Expert.
We started this florid set-up last summer with the “Full Spectrum” video, filmed on Super 8 film on location in Asbury Park, NJ, funded exclusively by Kickstarter with a gaudy appearance from Has-Lo.This summer, we grabbed Open Mike Eagle while he was on tour in Philly with Random aka MegaRan, threw him in a South Philly backyard where he discovered Yuengling for the first time, and let the chromatic camera roll.
Thus you have the video for “Full Spectrum 2″ featuring Has-Lo & Open Mike Eagle, directed by Curly Castro, Pat Murray, and Dewey Decibel (who drew the title card above and housed the filming in his personal painting workshop). Passion of the Weiss declared it “one of the most joyous clips any of these three have released.”
We’ve wrapped up this kaleidoscopic saga with the “Full Spectrum EP”, an easy how-to guide for this tinted rendezvous. Compiling five versions of “Full Spectrum” and the sequel with production from Man Mantis (who just got off tour with Sole), L’Orange of Old Soul fame, and Dr. Quandary (who kept his hand busy with the beats and the artwork above).
Throw in Has-Lo & Open Mike Eagle for the Wrecking Crew vs. Hellfyre Club rap aspect and you’ve got yourself a pretty snappy 5 song situation. You can download it for free at Bandcamp this week only, and then it moves up to the big leagues at iTunes.
Tonight is the next video shoot for the first single off the new project American Crime.
The setting: women in leather boots. Cocktails named after dead rock stars. Walls looking like a ’60s art exhibit. All in the middle of Center City at The Trestle Inn (11th & Callowhill) for Sexy Heels A Go-Go. Swing through!
“They Call Me Castro”
Produced by Blueprint (Rhymesayers/ Greenhouse)
Off the LP Fidel
Directed by Joe Castro (no relation)
Shot on location at Occupy Philly
Fidel drops in 2012.
Beats and rhymes from Has-Lo, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Small Professor, Open Mike Eagle, Ralph Rip Shit, Zilla Rocca, and many more.
Curly Castro “Playing With Fire (The Girl Who Remix)” produced by Starkey
In the meantime, check out Starkey feat Curly Castro “Bricks” off Space Traitor Vol. 2
Starkey “Holodeck (Three Dollar Pistol Remix)” feat Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca
Below is a promo video for my FREE show tonight at Rogues Gallery (11 S. 21st Street, right down the street from Medusa Lounge). What to expect: colored blowie shirts, Dame Dash dice rolling, Godard films, a D’Angelo cover, and appearances from Curly Castro , Has-Lo , and MyMan Shafe . Stay up with me now…