Filmed in the The Fordham Road D Train station, which so happens to be where im from. Australias own Production duo 'The Avalanches’ new Banger Called “Because I’m Me” features a young Michael Jackson look-alike dancing along to the track as an entire horn section follows him. Paired with the inimitable talents of Camp Lo’s Sonny Cheeba, the song is infectious and hypnotizing from beginning to end.
“We already shot the video,” Cheeba tells Big inf. “My verse is about when I was coming up and things that were going on around that time. As far as the texture of the video, it looks just like I envisioned it.”
Dressed in fly ’70s clothes, including a cabbie hat and vintage shades, Cheeba executes his rhymes like the seasoned vet he is. They clearly had a blast filming the video, which effortlessly captures the spirit of the song.
“The little kid in the video is real cool,” he says. “He’s a dancer and I guess he’s been taking classes for years. It was really fun to shoot. I was laughing as they were doing it. I had a great time.”
“Because I’m Me” comes from the Aussie group’s latest album, Wildflower.
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About the Curator - Doran Nelson
Doran Nelson Hailing from the Bronx, New York, upon hearing his first rap record, it was love at first listen. At a time when hip hop was still young, fresh and new he began DJing. Initially Inf began blending his father’s soul records with hip hop instrumentals purchased from the local record stores that his pocket change had become so familiar with. Now, amongst a neighbourhood following and growing demand, his freestyle mixes suddenly became valued. Spinning heads as well as records, before he knew it, Inf found himself hosting block parties, school dances, talent shows and as he proclaims “wherever there were people and music…so was I.”
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