Kool Keith and MF Doom’s “Super Hero” Video Is Very Psychedelic
Try not to stare too hard at Kool Keith and MF Doom's colorful "Super Hero" video because it might send you to space. The two hip-hop veterans join forces for the record and receives an interstellar visual that matches both of their eccentric personalities. "Super Hero" is off Keith's new album Feature Magnetic, which is out now. The animated video, which was directed by Kris Merc and animation studio Aardman Nathan Love sonic-vision, is one of the best of the year.
"When I produced the track I pictured DOOM as a bunch of different Marvel characters," Keith said in a recent interview. "Like two super heroic distinctive rappers with powers." The clip's director Kris Merc added a description of the video's concept: “I wanted to capture something that felt like a visual pop travesty. I wanted it to visually speak to the legacy of the artists, and Afrofuturism mixed with comic book concepts. I’m a fan of the unseen, and I was obsessed with the idea of using DOOM’s mask and the iconography as a centralized point — as if time and space converged around these strange, sometimes magical tableaus and we were witnessing an ascension.”
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