Here's the video for the lead single "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)" from the soundtrack for the documentary Rubble Kings. The single, produced by Little Shalimar and featuring Run The Jewels, is available for instant download when you preorder the album on iTunes. Featuring performances from Bun B, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe, Ghostface Killah, Roxiny and others, the album will be available in stores on January 15, 2016 via Mass Appeal Records.
Directed by Shan Nicholson, this video was inspired by the Rubble Kings documentary and the works of the great Ralph Bakshi. The video depicts a story of street justice in the turbulent streets of the 1970’s South Bronx.
We follow “Little Nina”, who’s violently attacked by a rival gang on her way home from her grandmother’s house. What follows is an all out rumble between her gang, the fictionalized “Rubble Kings” and the “Javelins”. Run the Jewels alongside producer Little Shalimar provide the rugged soundtrack to the piece.
Directed by Shan Nicholson
Written by Shan Nicholson & Michael Holman
Production Company: Augenblick Studios
Animation Director: Virgile Bage
Producer: Aaron Augenblick
Supervising Producer: Lisa Thomas
Technical Director: Kristofer Wollinger
Composite Team: David Eber, Matt Gaston, Caroline Torres
Head of Backgrounds: Sean Sullivan
Production Assistant: Waymond Singleton
Interns: Ashby A Nau, Litian “Ace” Ji, Natasha Sharpe, Nelissa Somocierra, Huang Jing-Yuan
A couple of months back, rap wrecking crew Run the Jewels shared a track called "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)" through the Adult Swim Singles Program. The track - which also comes from the soundtrack of the upcoming New York gangland document Rubble Kings - has now gotten an animated video.
The animated clip is a fitting accompaniment to the threatening track, as a gritty cartoon captures the violence of inner city gangs in the South Bronx in the 1970s. A woman is assaulted while walking through the graffiti-strewn streets, and she eventually brings some friends along to help her finish off a violent gang war. It was directed by Shan Nicholson.
Rubble Kings: The Album will be out on January 15 through Mass Appeal. It features Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Bun B, Ghostface Killah and more.