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GIOVANNI


DOCUMENTARY MUSIC VIDEO
JAMILA WOODS
+CO-DIRECTOR VINCENT MARTELL


Jamila Woods has shared a video for a new song titled “Giovanni.” The video, which she co-directed with Vincent Martell, features her family. The track was inspired by poet and activist Nikki Giovanni and references her 1970s poem “Ego Tripping.” In a press release, Woods said, “‘Giovanni’ is a song about owning & celebrating all the parts of myself. It’s about legacy and lineage, and how the love & strength of the people who made me makes me feel invincible.” Watch the 9-minute “Giovanni” clip below (via The Poetry Foundation).

“Giovanni” follows Jamila Woods’ 2016 solo debut HEAVN, which featured Chance the Rapper, Saba, Kweku Collins, and others. Last year, she shared the video for “LSD” featuring Chance. Its treatment was created by Chicago high school then-senior Ashley Huicochea, who won Woods and Chance’s contest to make the visual.

Read Pitchfork’s 2016 interview with Jamila Woods.


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CRÉME BRÛLÉE


MUSIC VIDEO
SHEA COULEÉ


For Shea Couleé, the desire to be a musician came long before they were immersed in the world of drag. “Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” the drag superstar told Billboard. “I started singing in the church choir at the age of 7 and my grandpa had been the director of the youth choir for years. So music is in my blood, I guess.”

After releasing a three-track EP Couleé-Din 2017, the Chicago-based performer has released a stunning visual for their new single, “Crème Brûlèe.” The track, produced by Dan Foley, was actually conceived in 2013 and is the first full song Couleé ever wrote.

Song Produced by Dan Foley
Director - Vincent Martell
1st Assistant Director - Judy Febles
Producer - Justin Casselle
Director of Photography - Ashley Thompson
1st Assistant Camera - Ashley Battle
Gaffer - Mawie Talion
Grip - Candice Majors
Editing - Jordan Phelps, Vincent Martell
Art Direction - Jordan Phelps, Dan Polyak
Assistant Art Direction - Coco Wallace
Wardrobe Stylist - Tiger Lilly
Assistant Wardrobe Stylist - Kenzie Coulee
Assistant to Shea Couleé - Brendon Brown
Production Assistant - Zoe Kosmopoulos
Production Assistant - Daemon Narciso
Production Assistant - Jordan Rome
Production Assistant - Andi Dumas
Shea Couleé Stand-In - Bambi Banks

Wardrobe -
Nene L.A. Shiro
Abraham D Levy
Bang London
Lucie Latex
Jane Doe Latex
V Leather Gear
Creepy Yeha
Casey Layer
Viktor Luna
Marry Me Jimmy Paul

Hair -
Marcos wigs
Wigs & Grace
Wig Takeout

Nails-
@bbygirlnails

Special thanks to Neon Artist Audra Jacot + Sam Bailey

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LOVER, LET ME BE


MUSIC VIDEO
PHILLIP-MICHAEL SCALES


Sinner-Songwriter and nephew of BB King, Phillip-Michael Scales sings about heartbreak and following dreams in his latest video for “Lover, Let Me Be” from Dive Bar Soul Singer.


Director: Vincent Martell
Producer: Jordan Phelps
Director of Photography: Jon Wes
Editor: Vincent Martell
Art Direction: Jordan Phelps
Production Assistants: Zoe Kosmopoulos + Maya Lacole



NO BABIES


MUSIC VIDEO
AASIA LASHAY BULLOCK


An ode to birth control and living your best life. Check out Chicago based comedian-rapper Aasia LaShay Bullock's video "No Babies" live now.

Aasia's work has been featured in Vanity Fair, the New York Television Festival, NBC's Break Out Comedy Festival, The Today Show, Inside Culture, and the Emmy nominated “Brown Girls” web series. All without babies.

Director: Justin Casselle
Producer: Vincent Martell
Director of Photography: Ashley Thompson
Editor: Lindsay Rynne
Art Direction: Jordan Phelps + Nick Marchese
1st AC/ Focus Puller: Madelyn Momano
Gaffer: Maria Deiters
Grip: John Breihan
Production Assistants: Daemon Narciso + Zoe Kosmopoulos
Special thanks to One at Optimus


VAPORISED | EDWIN DAYS


MUSIC VIDEO

"Vaporised" is inspired by George Orwell's dystopian society book "1984", specifically in the chapter where he uses the word vaporization when a person was erased from society as a result of going against it.

In "Vaporised", the lyrics evoke not just the idea of disappearing or vanishing from actual society but re-surfacing as a whole new being; a re-birth in a way.

Director: Jordan Phelps
Producer: Vincent Martell
Director of Photography: Greg Stephen Reigh
Editor: Jordan Phelps
Coloring: Greg Stephen Reigh
Music Production: Adult Content
Wardrobe Designers: HVNTER GVTHERER and Angela Guinta