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John Brown | Steve McQueen [Music Video]


Produced by theBURBSLIFE
Horns by Matt Mattera
Bass by Gareth Schumacher
Record & Mixed by Gareth Schumacher @ Foreword Productions, Los Angeles.
Mastered by Matt @ Foreword Productions


They say a picture’s worth 32 bars and a hook. Give or take.

In this animated short – the first of its kind for me – step into theBURBSLIFE gallery. Where the world becomes the canvas and the obstacles become the art. No pictures please.

Animations by Jeffrey Cobelli
Directed by theBURBSLIFE

With help from:
Jesse Danger
Jonathan Ferland-Valois
Dim Monk
Rick Seedman
Khalid West

OP-ED: Hip-Hop Lost


Considering my Politickin’ videos didn’t exactly inspire a generation to vote, I sobered up and penned this earnest letter to whoever knows what time it is.


Hannah Lux Davis headlines Music Video Night 004


Can’t stop, won’t stop.
@musicvideonight is back Nov 17th with the incredible @hannahluxdavis who will be screening & discussing her high-profile premium work. + The best videos of the month mixed by @jessicalorenz0

Hosted by yours truly.

Live from @deliciouspizzahq
Sponsored by @massappeal
Pull up.




October surprise. In a year of Politickin‘ and Gunocide, it was time to catch a body of original work. An offering from one Griot to another. Inspired by luxury. Manifested through hustle. Welcome to theBURBSLIFE


There’s two sides to every story. Unless you’re the King of the Burbs. Then there’s two sides, cocktails and room for desert.


Production Credits via BURBERRY

Mixed by Gareth Schumacher, G Koop & theBURBSLIFE
Mastered by Marcos Jay Teno
Cover art: Courtney Schumacher
Photographer: Drew Botcherby

002 #MassAppealMVN w/ Matt Alonzo

mvn_mattalonzoThe biggest night for music videos returns with the prolific Matt Alonzo + the best videos from August 2016.

Introducing #MassAppealMVN

Introducing Mass Appeal Music Video Night from Music Video Night on Vimeo.

Music videos don’t get the attention they deserve. Whether it’s over-saturation, content fatigue or lack of quality control people tend to view videos passively from their devices. I’ve made a handful of videos over the years and enjoyed doing screening parties. I thought it would be cool to expand this idea – giving music videos and their directors a consistent communal platform.

In partnership with Mass Appeal, we put together #MassAppealMVN at Delicious Pizza in Los Angeles. Each month we screen a mix of our favorite new videos and feature a guest director. This short video, by Jessica Rew, gives an overview of the night and features footage from our first event with Video God.

001 #MassAppealMVN w/ Video God


Hit the jump for DJ Hella Kitty’s mix of select music videos from July 2016.

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A journey from boy to King.

Directed by John Atomos
Song produced by John Brown for theBURBSLIFE
Guitar and Organ by G Koop
Cuts by DJ Toure
Recorded & Mixed by Gareth Schumacher at Foreword Productions
Mastered by by Matt at Foreword Productions

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