“Kingpinning,” from Mykki Blanco’s 2012 mixtape gem, Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss, has received a visual treatment from director Clarence Fuller, appropriately dark and dotted with bizarre images of some strange orgy to heighten the already-eerie beat produced by Brenmar. It’s a perfect representation of Blanco’s something’s-not-quite-right style, as the video plays out almost exactly like any other hip-hop video created in the last 20 years, filled with images of well-decorated people riding in nice cars through the city and hanging out at clubs. But it’s Blanco’s and, in the case of this video, Fuller’s ability to make something so strange out of something so familiar that really gives “Kingpinning” its standout quality above the thousands of other mixtapes caught in the interweb last year.
Watch the video and download Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss over here, if you haven’t already.
• Mykki Blanco: http://mykkiblancoworld.com/#/music