BRAINBANDITS had the chance to link with GrandeMarshall throughout SXSW. Shot by Wonda, and edited by RBDN, this video recaps an in-studio performance by Grande. Along with a few other acts, Grande performed live versions of 4 of his songs to be included on a compilation project. No word yet on where the compilation will appear.
SONGS FROM THE SESSION:
Dedicated (prod. Ben Pramuk) | Mugga Man
Anslinger’s Revenge (prod. MP The Gawd) | Mugga Man
Around the release of #WHITE, I shot this video with RDBN. The plan was to put a group of people into a hotel room, and capture a performance amidst a real party scene. Due to legal circumstances surrounding the video, it was never released. Over the past several months and a lengthy investigation and legal battle, a settlement was recently made that accommodated both the interests of BRAINBANDITS and the family of the individual involved. We’ve been cleared to release the video for the time being.
I’ve followed GrandeMarshall‘s career from the start. No really, the start. I remember chopping it up with him on message boards when we were both still in grade school – he’d send me songs, I’d make him album artwork.. I’d send him beats, he wouldn’t rap on them. Shit, I still have maybe 10 of his old songs, and they’re all still dope. I remember hearing one of the first songs he’d ever recorded, before dude’s voice had even dropped, and knowing he had what it took to be something great. The talent he exhibited then was something to watch, but the progression he’s shown in the past year alone is nothing short of amazing. When he played his first show in NYC last year, I knew it was something I had to capture. I hit him up and we shot what was the first video interview with GrandeMarshall, and the first video for BRAINBANDITS (we were going by iheartbrain at the time, but you know.) We went on to work together again for his first music video for “Thuggin Shidd Pt. II”. The week before it was released, Grande signed to Fool’s Gold Records, at only 18 years old.
Today, Grande dropped his second project, MUGGA MAN, a 21-track tape with production by GrandeMarshall himself, Ben Pramuk, Nascent, SamGreenS, MP The Gawd, Stackz Beats, among others. The project is a testament to Grande’s progression, and marks his first label release in what I’m sure will be an impressive career.
The SpaceGhost beat just makes you want to get lost and vibe out. CCCL out of Jersey gets involved in a love triangle and expresses his humorous thoughts via song. Might as well press play and zone out real quick.
Travi$ Scott hit the stage at the Converse x Thrasher Death Match at SXSW, and BRAINBANDITS’ own Wonda and Pat Peterson were on hand to capture it all from on stage. Edited by Tunji Ige, this cut features appearances by Casey Veggies, Mike Dean, Wonda, Anthony Kilhoffer, and the homie Chase B.
BRAINBANDITS’ Philly syndicate was out at the TLA last week to catch Trinidad James show, which was put on by the homies at Babylon Cartel. Get a first-hand look at the show recap. Some hype shit for your Sunday afternoon. Shot & Edited by RDBN (@RDBNBEATS)