Ladies and homies, the wait is over. RAP NEWS is back for a special report on the 2016 USA Election!
I’m stoked to be able to bring this amazing series back to life for this historic event! I wasn’t sure we would be able to make another Rap News video, but thanks to the countless emails and messages, as well as threats to nuke Australia, I decided it was better to give it a go. It’s an experiment, and its success will depend in great part on your response. So I’m curious to see what you think!
I know it won’t be the same without Robert Foster, but hope you’ll find the same spirit and juice alive and well. And hey, if you like this new episode, we might come together again and bring you more Rap News videos in the future.
EDIT: Due to the incredibly positive response to this video, we will be coming together again to make new episodes of Rap News, from time to time! I won’t say when we’ll make a new episode: it will be a surprise 🙂
Time for some shout outs: I couldn’t have pulled this off without help from some of the dopest rappers in Australia: Mantra, Class A and Grey Ghost. It was a real pleasure working with this awesome crew.
Massive gratitude to the awesome Juice team who came back together to make this episode (credits below). A special mention goes to Mantra who took on the mammoth task of making the episode rhyme, and pulled it off like the champion he is.
And of course, huge props to Hugo Farrant, with whom I created the original Rap News series. I know many of you will miss his amazing presence on this video. You can follow Hugo’s new work at Hugo The Poet
Lastly, a very heartfelt thanks to all the people who chipped in to cover production expenses (credits in the video) – Thank you so much folks, this was the first crowdfunded Rap News video… history happened!
– Written & directed by Giordano
– Rhymed by Mantra
– Featuring guest artists:
— Class A as Hillary Clinton & Jill Stein
— Mantra as Donald Trump & Gary Johnson
— Grey Ghost as Vermin Supreme
– Beat produced by D-Rush
– Additional epic orchestrations by Adrian Sergovich
– Make up by Rosie Dunlop
– Artwork assistance by Zoe Tame at VisualTonic
– Thanks to DBot Rawlinson for valuable input into writing this episode
– Thanks to Lucy Cahill and Louis Gundermann for production assistance
– Thanks to Lucy, Adso, Ben Erwin & Louis Gundermann for moral support!
– English captions created by Koolfy
– Video and audio edited by Giordano
I hope you enjoy, and I’ll see you for the next upload