I came across this video a couple of days ago, “Diamonds” by Phizzle. What caught my attention is the simplicity of the video and the short story behind it. Here it is in Phizzle’s own words…
“So I’m in my city, IB city…a little bored out of my mind for about a week. I woke up one Saturday morning, called my boy DayBaller of 23rd productions, dude’s an upcoming South African trained film maker…said to him “dude i wanna shoot a video. I’ll direct, u’ll be cameraman…and u edit!” He’s like “lets go …lets call people, get all the other equipment” and i said nope! Its gonna be me, u, a camera, and an uncompleted roof top. So here it is….DIAMONDS enjoy!”
This right here (the video) makes more sense to me than some relatively ‘high budget’ Nigeria music videos I’ve seen in a while, I might be biased because I already love this remake of Kanye’s Diamonds. I ‘type’ too much. Enjoy the video:
The track is off Phizzle’s Ibadan.Lagos.London mixtape which dropped a while back. There are quite a number of good songs on the mixtape, you can download here: http://www.zshare.net/download/72356432a2077b3f/ (There seems to be something wrong with this link, try it and u might have some luck. If we get a better link then the post would be updated, and if Phizzle himself gets to see the post and decides to grant us some kind of access). 😀
Below is another of my favorite track on the mixtape for your listening pleasure, Get Ready, yeah that’s the title:
Get Ready (Mo Po Ju) Get Ready (4.1 MiB, 473 hits)
Get Ready (4.1 MiB, 473 hits).