From the burgeoning NYC collective of accomplished, multi-talented artists, Trew Culture, emerged last year a duo project from two of its founding members – sought after drummer/producer, Justin Swiney aka Unkle Nephew (UN) and highly regarded rap artist BD3. The project is called Sunnydale, named after the priced-right, sugary flavored elixir of choice for kids years ago, found in corner stores and local bodegas in the most urban areas of NYC. The “flavorful” collection with prime production from UN puts a modern day sheen on a classic hip hop vibe. And the content swings from fun-loving to scathing commentary punctuated with the swag and realness of BD3’s lyrical flow and prowess. Sunnydale with guest appearances from outstanding vocalists Melanie Charles, Kamilah, Jermaine Holmes, Edson Sean and Christina Flemming, yielded several fan favorites including the tracks, “Why Do U Luv Me,” “For The Ancestors,” and “Paranoia,” which now joins the aforementioned two with its own newly released, animated visual complement.
As with the other tracks, the visuals for “Paranoia,” which features the immensely talented Trew Culture member Edson Sean, were done by gifted artist Noah McNeil. McNeil also happens to be an accomplished piano/keyboard player who appears on the Sunnydale project in that capacity as well and almost needless to say, is a part of the Trew Culture crew. This is a very cool, GROWN-FOLK visual with an apt psychedelic vibe, per the title of the track and the “stimulus-aided” escapades narrated in it.
In quite a crowded field of hip hop offerings that most often employ the same clichéd template, the duo of Unkle Nephew and BD3 through their fly visuals for the tracks on the solid Sunnydale are creatively and successfully standing out. BC
Check out the “Paranoia” video below :
Sunnydale and the newly released Sunnydale (Instrumentals) are available on all platforms including Spotify
For more about BD3, Unkle Nephew and the Trew Culture collective click HERE