Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I seem to have missed this when it came out last month.
Beautiful video with a pretty simple but powerful message and image.

EDIT: Oh shit, and catch Jay Elect cruising the streets alongside the man Stalley.

In commemoration of the upcoming 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 29, 2010), Director and New Orleans' own Brandan "BMike" Odums and 2-Cent (www.2-cent.com) present Stalley in "Babblin'" (Prod. by J. Rawls).

BMike was inspired to capture the current state of New Orleans by creating a visual accompaniment to Stalley's "Babblin'", off of the Ohio native's "The Autobiography" (download at http://stalley330.bandcamp.com/), because he felt the song unintentionally represented the existing dichotomy in his city so well. Today, tourists and residents alike enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer, but many never visit the ninth ward or acknowledge the remnants of destruction that remain.

The imagery in "Babblin'" serves as a blunt reminder that the Katrina tragedy should not and cannot be forgotten, but through it all we must unite and rejoice to ensure life and the beautiful city of New Orleans live on.




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