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Music Video in a Day: Flaco's "2 Time"
Posted June 16, 2015 by Taylor Peters
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June 16, 2015

 

Running Bodies and Flaco (the rapper so nice we wrote features on him twice) both return to the storied pages of the MFT blog like the machines that they are. Running Bodies with another addition to our burgeoning MVIAD catalog, and Flaco with still more (ever more) music. You better believe it on that still more/ever more thing, too, because not only does this very archive rock live recordings of Flaco doing his thing with Bored. last June at Indy CD & Vinyl, but it's also got the hook up the tape edition of his excellent IKWYDLS mixtape (peep the embed of a few of those tracks below, and grab a copy for yourself over on the MFT Preservation Series Bandcamp). 

 

And then, of course, there's "2 Time," a fresh track off of the recently-dropped Way, Way Sad release (which is embedded below). The bass is so low none but the smallest can duck beneath it. Flaco's flow variously caterwauls around the hats and snares, sloshing a vocal-fried dancehall hook side to side like it's second-nature slalom. He's up one second, skywriting melody like Young Thug might, before dropping down to the bottom of his range to underscore the underscore. 

 

 

 

Running Bodies' video finds Flaco carted around by his yellow-headed handler, perhaps unable to find his footing in whatever driveway it is that he and they have found themselves in. "I'm too deep in this beat," he says as the blonde buy bumps the back of the wheelchair and director Dylan May splits the screen to cut up the verse. "Take me to the river," Flaco commands, and his bud says, "Stop quoting Al Green at me." 

"I wasn't," Flaco says. "I was quoting The Talking Heads." 

 

 

Because or in spite of whatever pop culture reference you prefer, Flaco and his pal find themselves sure enough at the river--or a creek, anyway. And the healing waters buoy him up out of that chair. "You made me pack this whole dang thing in the car and now you're not even going to use it," his friend demands. But Flaco, still too deep in the beat, doesn't even hear him. May says, "We're losing daylight," and so they set to film a loose waterway wobble. It's the woods, so there are no foundations around to rumble, but if there were, the clean force of vibe would bloom out below 60hz and shred plywood, crumble concrete. 

 

If you think we're going to cut it out with these Music Videos in a Day any time soon, you're tripping. Stay tuned. 

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