San Francisco’s resident blapfather, Gark Mavigan, just teamed up with renowned Milwaukee producer Ian Ewing to drop “Anachronism“, a carefully crafted tapestry of potent wordplay, rich imagery, & introspective storytelling. Gark sprinkles in his signature outlandish one-liners—“You’re the blueprint for squares like a waffle maker”—but mainly focuses on the song’s message of feeling out of place and flaunting a steelo that isn’t the status quo.
He also plays with the theme of time in multiple ways on “Anachronism“, most notably through a vivid eight-bar account of his Irish ancestors’ journey to the US following the Great Famine. The video, directed by Oakland-based production company Kitsune Visual, is shot in Gark’s Outer Mission neighborhood of SF. Gark strolls through the streets, posts on his porch, and even spits while standing on a laundromat cart.
Speaking on his new video, Gark said:
“‘Anachronism’ is about feeling out of place but staying true to your roots on some Simba-looking-at-his-reflection-in-the-water ish. The video itself allows me to shine some light on the SF Hip-Hop scene and, of course, fulfill my lifelong dream of rapping on top of a laundromat cart.”
“Anachronism” comes after Gark’s last single, “Tuck In The Kids“, which was the follow-up to ‘RAMENdon‘, his highly acclaimed Top Ramen-themed EP that landed on EARMILK, 2DopeBoyz, & GoodMusicAllDay, among others. He’s currently recording his upcoming LP, ‘Good Choices‘, due for release in 2017.