He uses a fastidious flow, a throbbing sub, and kitsch topline hook—he uses these elements to accouche a stimulating narrative in his new Music Video for the caroming cadence flow found on "Dinner Plate." It's a visual that provides an astute rendering of his own psyche in the form of a boxing ring, with the Lousianna dramatist himself dodging upper-cuts and left-hooks while wrangling down his foe to his final submission.
For anyone just now finding out about VV Snipes, this experience presents as an engaging first encounter. The Louisiana rapper's enticing visual semantics and his imputed affecting Hip-Hop sound can be found atop a melodic vessel in the chorus when he raps with a fervency that presents clean: "It is a feast, but I'm the preacher, they listen, we gotta eat, the way that your living got reasons." Here, the sketch VV Snipes designs is mercurial when we reach the final scenes, and with an abundance of head-bobbing, simmering trap-vibe; he manages to extend past his predecessors with festooned mix centered around his bouncy cantor while aiming for a more egalitarian approach by tapping into all his most potent influences for this outstanding result.
What can you remember as being the most exciting moment or part of filming the Dinner Plate Music Video?
My most exciting moment was at the beginning of the visual. No one really knew what to expect. Everyone just knew there was going to be some wrestling going on. The scene where I’m surrounded by fans at the black entrance was so exciting. I truly felt like a real wrestler. It was so hype.
Could you describe the reactions you were trying to provoke through the themes highlighted in the single and its associate video accompaniment?
The reaction I was trying to pull from the viewer and listener was that it’s deeper than the surface when it comes to artistic visions. I and my partner Marc88 wanted to create a true film, not just a typical video rapping in front of a camera. We’re both big on visuals and concepts. We wanted the wrestling fans to be able to watch the video and it created nostalgia. That’s exactly what it did to some viewers. Which is dope.
How did the idea for this Music Video manifest itself, and was the most crucial component of its visual rendering were you most concerned about getting right?
The idea truly came out of nowhere. It truly manifested itself and we nurtured it to become something much more than a thought. The vibe of the song gave us the idea to have a boxing match at first. We decided to spice it up and turn it into a wrestling match. Wrestling matches are more exciting and on edge. We were most excited about getting the acting scenes right for the fighting scene. I’ve never acted before, so it was definitely an experience. I was so connected to the acting though once I started. The people at the shoot thought I’veacted before.
Can we anticipate any more new Music Videos for any of the other captivating cuts from your last album?
Most definitely, I’ll say I have about 3 up my sleeve right now. But who knows, more concepts may pop up. Shooting videos is truly therapeutic.