Massachusetts-bred, LA-based emcee/producer Skipp Whitman presents the music video for “Slow Down”, shot by Pat Anthony and Johnny Forance. “The directors are two guys in LA from the east coast so we connected quickly,” Skipp says.
The female lead is played by Christina Lindner, a German actress who happened to be in LA for the summer. “I have never lived in a city where wild connections like this happen,” Skipp exclaims.
Produced, composed, and recorded by Skipp, “Slow Down” will appear on his forthcoming full-length Unfinished Songs Vol 1 (SWUFSV#1), a collection of original freestyles and unfinished or incomplete songs and/or ideas. Skipp has collaborated with Skyzoo and Grafh, and has opened for Kanye West, KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Kool G Rap, Nas and Guru.
“This video was shot in Silverlake on a Sunday, and on two different Sundays,” Skipp explains. “The funny thing is I had bought two identical red W t-shirts on a whim, and after the first shoot I washed the tee so it shrunk .. so I just happened to have another one, which worked out.”
Unfinished Songs Vol 1 (SWUFSV#1) is due early 2018.