You may have heard rumblings about Streetlight Sounds, but this video just put them on the map. The artist collective and nonprofit founded by J Crum aims to “help aid the youth in our city to hone their talents and gifts to better their communities” through hip hop and art.
“Streetlight Sounds Cypher” is a raw, gritty, verse-focused collaborative effort featuring Mola-B, Walt Fortune, Greco, T-Vision, and J. Crum. Filmed in black-and-white, it’s all about the message as charismatic emcee after charismatic emcee steps forward. The content is focused on Streetlight Sounds, its purpose, and how it hopes to make a difference and be a positive influence for youth.
The setting – in a parking lot under a bridge downtown – is accented with a visual reverb to Fvmeless’s hard, bass-heavy beat and the occasional lightning strike. Appropriate, considering this song (and video) is FIRE.