The Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter Kida Kudz shares an unbelievable tribute video for ‘Makaveli’, his sonic homage to the late Tupac Shakur.
Referencing the ‘Hit ‘Em Up (Dirty)’ video, the Biggie & Tupac Doc by Nick Broomfield, the iconic NY Times cover alongside Snoop and Suge Knight, his look in Juice and extra – it’s a wonderfully executed tribute that was conceptualised and styled by Kida himself. A observe that he recorded at dwelling within the UK the place he was talking about how he and his individuals transfer in life, ‘All my jigga’s anti-social’, it naturally progressed into being fairly impressed by Makaveli and Tupac’s spirit and angle – certainly one of his largest influences.
Following the lyrically potent first single Animalistic’ that explored incarceration and his euphoric home and dancehall infused Bella Smhurda assisted ‘Ball Till We Fall’, ‘Makaveli’ is the third single taken from his extremely anticipated new mixtape TOP MEMBA out July ninth and out there to pre-order now.
Speaking on the video, Kida stated:
“Makaveli was shot by my friend Visionnaire Pictures. The idea came from both of us putting our heads together to think of the best 2Pac images and recreate them on a budget in the studio. I styled myself using vintage pieces and a lot of clothes I already owned as I love 90’s fashion… I got the pieces from my wardrobe, ordered some, and got my family members to help out with styling …The thought was to bring 2pac back to life, trying to get it as close as possible…. It’s an energised video from head to toe.”
Since its announcement and launch of accompanying singles this Spring, TOP MEMBA is already set to scorch the scene this summer season with early help from the likes of Highsnobiety, The Line of Best Fit, Complex, Dummy, Notion, CLASH, DJ Target and extra. Aptly and affectionately named after Kida’s followers to whom this mixtape is devoted to, this extremely anticipated 10-tracker was written within the afterglow of the beginning of his first son at his dwelling in London, making this his most intent and private physique of labor so far.
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