Just a short couple of weeks ago, Hebru Brantley helped usher in another exciting summer of new Chicago art with his latest exhibition opening at the Chicago Cultural Center. Parade Day Rain features a bevy of paintings and sculptures from the superstar artist who has been commissioned by everyone from LeBron James to Jay Z & Beyonce to Nicki Minaj.
Our friend and superstar videographer himself, Cam Be, has been working closely with Hebru during his creative process for the exhibition and Hebru’s recent show overseas in London. This new Camovement above documents said creative process and the work — not only in final product form, but in partially completed form too. It’s the only look at those stages of Hebru crafting his art. Plus, we even get a couple cuts that show some other forms of inspiration in Hebru’s studio like an old Michael Jordan Wheaties box (fitting). One full look at the gallery at the end is a great teaser to go see the exhibit in person — again, at the Chicago Cultural Center, running all summer through September 23rd. Props to Cam on the video again as well — the 360 around the Flyboy sculpture is a phenomenal way to lead us in… I had to watch this twice.
@HebruBrantley | Video is a Camovement by Cam Be | Soundtrack by Thelonious Martin
The present is a gift what do you call the past?
So many chasin’ cash while I’m pursuin’ change
It’s comin’ out my blood man you see it’s not in vein
Zion train arrivin’, but I think I’m driving
Whether you walkin’, runnin’, or ridin’ I hope you find in your..
That’s how Cam Be concludes the second and concluding verse to his new collab with Josh Free “Destination Happiness”. This feel-good, thought-provoking record is premiered through this new Camovement music video that shows Josh and Cam rhyming to the camera amidst the limitless space of outer space. As a result, the effects are cool, yet don’t take away from the words as Josh and Cam (in that order) put down some intelligent depth in their verses. Shelby Obleton features and Jamaar J helps film the Cam Be-directed video — the second off the duo’s Be Free project.
Find in your Destination Happiness too and let the video above help inspire you!
One of the hardest hitting tracks on Between Heaven & Hell is Add-2‘s “Death of Chicago”, where the lyrical storyteller explains his pain, anguish, and powerlessness about living with the harsh realities of our hometown. For the audio backdrop, he linked with his Jamla labelmate Khrysis, and now for the visuals, longtime collaborator (and GWHH videographer) Cam Be. Their videos always come correct and this one’s no different as they brought to life said harsh realities of the city. Little subtleties like the careful color correction Cam adds on the city’s skyline or the black and white on the streets adds to the tone of the lyrics. As such, “Death Of Chicago” is best experienced as a video and it goes without saying at this point that you should press play above. Common says so too…
It’s always a treat to see Lauryn Hill live nowadays and she just graced the Miami 9 Mile Music Fest stage this past weekend with high energy and all her hits to perform. Another new Camovement by Cam Be captures “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, “How Many Mics”, “Ready Or Not”, and “Final Hour”. Once again, I love how the audio and visuals are illustrated, it feels like it’s really there as Cam mixes in up close footage with wider shots of her and the band. There are a lot of subtleties to see all the way across the edited medley. If you enjoy this, also check out the Camovement on the Marleys below!
ICYMI: Stephen, Damian, & Julian Marley @ 9 Mile Music Fest | 9 Mile Music Fest (Photos) #GowhereMIA
Earlier today, I posted the photos of the Marleys, Lauryn Hill, and more at Miami’s 9 Mile Music Fest, and tonight we have a Camovement by Cam Be of Stephen, Damian, and Julian performing ‘Get Up, Stand Up’, ‘Three Little Birds’, and ‘Buffalo Soldier’. These classics sound great the way Cam captured both the audio and visuals and it’s hard not to get up, stand up with the energy in the video above. Enjoy!
ICYMI: Photos (Marleys, Lauryn Hill, Sean Paul, Shaggy)