Slum Village’s Baatin Gets a Colorful Posthumous Video for “Don’t Stop”
Nine years removed from his untimely death at the age of 35, Slum Village co-founder Baatin gets a dope new visual. This one is for "Don't Stop," a track from his recently released EP of the same name.
With its retro footage of breakdancers, the Ruff Mercy-directed visual for the Darnell Murphy-produced track is a colorful portal to the earliest stages of hip-hop. The animations that morph with the song add to the funky vibe. The song itself sounds a bit like a trip to the disco, and Baatin's verses bounce to the rhythm of the beat.
"Still, you see the swagger, I know what you think/Camouflage, the motive is in sync," the rapper spits on the track, which was originally recorded for his unreleased Uno Zero album. He was in the midst of working on that project at the time of his death.
While Uno Zero has never seen the light of day, "Don't Stop" is a lasting glimpse into what should be a pretty dope project. The project is all set to include 15 tracks and will feature production from the likes of Dakim, Hugh Whitaker, Darnell Murphy, Sterling Tolles and more. Before the project arrives, cop Baatin's Don't Stop EP on Bandcamp and vinyl edition of the EP at Fat Beats.
Check out the video for "Don't Stop" below.
See 60 Hip-Hop Albums Turning 20 in 2018