VIDEO/DOWNLOAD: The Bullitts – Run and Hide ft. Jay Electronica
Here at Mint we are always looking for ways to waste a few minutes and kill a bit of time. Usually this manifests itself playing online games and watching hundreds of youtube videos, so we are always grateful when something really worthwhile pops up in our inboxes and gives us the opportunity to get completely lost in another world.
The Bullitts is the project of Jeymes Samuel, producer, singer, film-maker turned audio-visual adventurer. You may be more familiar with him as the producer of various Gorillaz albums…
What we have here is a ten minute audio-visual epic that forms part of the narrative of Amelia Sparks, which is told in full through the Bullits upcoming album via the voice of Lucy Liu, “an ice-cold murderess awaiting execution on death row”. The creation and exploration of such a vivid and deep world sees the likes of Jay Electronica, Mos Def and Idris Ilba (the Wire) all take part creatively in the story’s unravelling.
The Bullits appear to be an extensive example of the move in music towards the use of various multimedia platforms to captivate the listener, the logical extension of the liner sleeve perhaps? Although this seems more like a leap than a step….
Clarification of everything here: http://thebullitts.com/about.html