Carlo Vega: Yasiin Bey “N*****s In Poorest” (NSFW)


Carlo Vega‘s latest personal project is an unofficial music video for Yasiin Bey’s N*****s In Poorest. The song is Yassin Bey’s (formerly known as Mos Def) response to the decadent N*****s In Paris. Vega’s sparse visuals leave nothing to hide behind – there’s only killer design that focuses relentless energy on the song’s message.

A bit more from Carlo on the video’s genesis:

Things somehow lined up. I read about all these movements out there, all the unfairness.

I love rap, but when I listened to the new Kanye/Jay-Z, it was so vain it turned me off. So when I ran into this Yassin song, with the amazing Kanye beat, and lyrics that are layered and filled with a bigger message, I was like F*** this guy really has something to say.

I like music, but I NEVER listen to lyrics. I just jumped into making a video that only focused on the message. I guess if there is anything else I can say about it, it’s that I’m glad I had an opportunity to do a project that seems more meaningful than most.

Editor’s Note: Video contains NSFW type ;) Hat tip to Bran.

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  • fin33

    Normally I hate the overdone animated text to raps but this was really well done. Its actully much better than a track he rapped on recently called Experiment and that has an animated text video…it was horrid, they should of employed you!

  • BleepBloopBlorp

    carlo update your site!

  • Poor so hard