Today, VannDigital.com presents to you Free The Optimus' brand new full piece—a premier of both song & film. Starring the Free The Optimus crew (C.Shreve The Professor, Mike L!VE, DJ Jet) along with Dylan Guye, a bunch of Cyph heads, & some amazing b-boys, director Andrew Anderson (aka Double A) may have another award winner on his hands.
“1234” finds FTO in higher education mode at Cypher Univercity (you can give the documentary a watch here) where they thoroughly demonstrate each element of the hip hop culture that has so thoroughly shaped our lives. The lyrical aggression comes from witnessing “the wackness that y’all perpetuate, that’s insidious” & their response to “rap for dope North Carolinians” – bottom line, dispensing with sucka MCs will always be an issue, and they’ve had a knack for handling business lately.
Filmed in Boone & Asheville, NC, and in Knoxville, TN, this is the follow up to the 'Summer Ransom' series of videos that helped propel FTO to win Best Hip Hop Group at the 2015 Carolina Music Awards. The production comes from Dylan Guye (Greensboro, NC), who has several songs on their upcoming album 'FTOLive'.
Their upcoming full length project 'FTOLive' will be released later this fall. It will star C.Shreve, L!VE, & Jet along with features from Jrusalam, Tuscon, Hunter, Pragmaddix, & Chachillie with production from P.U.R.P., Dylan Guye, Flue, Millie Vaughn, & more.