The latest video off Victor Shade's self-titled debut is a remix for the track "Autograffiti." The clip combines local photo pro Chase Jarvis' short film Benevolent Mischief, in which Victor Shade's Ra Scion plays a featured role, with "Autograffiti."
For those unfamiliar, Victor Shade is the brainchild of Common Market's bearded MC Ra Scion and Everett producer MTK. For the project, Ra Scion adopted the superhero alter ego of Marvel Comics The Vision as an homage to his late brother-in-law who was a big comic book collector. The dynamic of MTK's production and Ra's rhyming skills result in final product more bold and aggressive than just about anything in the Common Market catalog.
Unlike the video for "Soothsayer," the first single off the Vic Shade album, the video doesn't feature Ra Scion fighting crime. And while fending off bad guys is part of being a superhero, it's nice to see things go in less of a literal direction. Sure it worked well when RA donned tights and a cape and battled thieving breakdancers at Bumbershoot, but I don't think it would continue to work well if Victor Shade foiled villainous plots while holding a microphone every time he takes the stage.