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Check Out Sonny Paradise's New Video for "Adlibs In The Street"
Posted February 01, 2018 by Seth Johnson
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Earlier today, esteemed Indianapolis rapper Sonny Paradise premiered an excellent new video for his song "Adlibs In The Streets" via Bringing Down The Band. Peep the video below (shot by Jake Huber, who was also behind this very rad Hoops video), and continue reading for a quick Q&A that our Seth Johnson did with Paradise.

Seth Johnson: What was the inspiration behind the song "Adlibs In The Streets," and what message were you hoping to get across through the song?

Sonny Paradise: I was inspired by a post that Jay-Z made, where he challenged artists to become more creative. Prodigy of Mobb Deep's passing shook me a bit as well. However, during the conception of this record, Indiana was on fire and the murder rate continued to increase. I mean, there were Breaking News Alerts popping up all hours of the day.

The message I am hoping to convey with this record is simple: we must hold ourselves accountable and make better decisions. Violence should never be a first option.

Seth: How did you go about relaying that message through your music video?

Sonny: I can only take credit for showing up to every single shoot no matter the weather conditions. I give all praise and honor to Jake Huber (the director) and Alex Faulker (director of photography). They scouted every location, hired the proper actors and attained all props to make the shoot phenomenal.

Seth: Ultimately, what do you like about how the video turned out?

Sonny: I think the way Josh Jonez and Triston H. brought the song to life gave it that extra push to take it to the next level. If I could describe the visual in one word, that word would have to be, “ INNOVATIVE." I have to shine a huge light on Sean Simpson (a.k.a. The Klinik) for his masterful production. Without him, the song would not have happened.

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