Issawa Style, by H Kayne

 

The Plot: N/A. It's sort of just your average thug-hip-hop life music video. Lots of baggy clothes, guys' time:

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Moroccan hip-hop: it's the real deal.

Issawa Style, by H Kayne

 

The Plot: N/A. It's sort of just your average thug-hip-hop life music video. Lots of baggy clothes, guys' time: it's early '90s, done right by a Middle Eastern twang and some serious 'tude, all the way.

The Moment of Brilliance: The scratching and headspins at 3:30 are gloriously old-school. And the breakdown at 3:57, that shaky camera work postscript, is something the Beasties wish they could do.

The YouTube Review: (by mounaimm): DIMA DIMA MEKNES
(by RAFAAJ2000): Cool and very creative . I love the beat. Keep up the good work !

Why you didn't see it on VH1: VH1 (and, by proxy, the American media in general) is run by ethnocentric bastards.

Side note worth noting: While previewing this video late at night in my room, my roommate asked me to turn it down (surprise, surprise; do I ever ask her to be quiet when I'm trying to get shit done? no, I just get on with it), citing the song's heavy bass. This proves my theory that a) Germans love David Hasselhoff, and b) most hip-hop recipes require little more than a group of baggy clothes-clad gents and an extra serving of bass to feed a family of six and piss off your roommates--to say nothing of a nation of 33 million.

 
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