Sunday, January 24, 2010

People Under the Stairs with some Japanese retro stylee

Trippin' at the disco by LA-based underground hip-hop duo People Under The Stairs was already one of my favourite songs from last year, an absolute dancefloor monster. But I just came across the video and I love it even more. It's got some kitsch late 70s Japanese flava, and it's always nice to see rappers unafraid to look like their having fun instead of trying to look tough all the time.

It comes with this (entirely fictional) description:
"In March of 1980 two young rappers from los angeles appeared on the "Chikara Kurahashi Hit Station" variety show in Tokyo. It was the first time rap music had ever been performed in Asia and here is the lost tape of that performance. Enjoy this lost performance transferred from Beta - People Under The Stairs 'Trippin' at the Disco'"
Directed by: Chris Zamoscianyk & Thes One
Special Effects: Ryan Fitzgerald

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