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Invincible + Waajeed - The Making of the Detroit Summer Video

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Uploaded on Aug 5, 2010

Video directed by Waajeed.
Buy the "Detroit Summer" 7": tinyurl.com/detroitsummer7

As anticipation boils over for the release of Detroit Summer/Emergence, the collaborative 7" project by Invincible + Waajeed dropping on August 10, the duo have once again created more video work to accompany the release.

The full music video for "Detroit Summer/Emergence" by EMERGENCE in-house director, El Iqaa, is coming next week. In the meantime, check out exclusive behind the scenes footage shot, directed, and edited entirely by Waajeed himself. The forthcoming music video is on the serious side, lyrically and visually showcasing the vibrancy of Detroit that most people don't see. But Waajeed's behind-the-scenes footage balances that out with plenty of humor and hijinks, and also shows the process of what it is like to make a video in Detroit.

"I think I was able to capture the obstacles that we went through just making the video," Waajeed says, "from being harassed by the cops, almost drowning in a boat, etc., but despite the adversities -- just like the city of Detroit itself -- regardless of what we face, we keep going."

The behind-the-scenes video is also the first time we get to see video guru El-Iqaa on the other side of the camera. Once the "Detroit Summer/Emergence" music video is released next week, his directorial skills should get the nationwide attention they deserve. Keep this in mind: Invincible + Waajeed decided to make one powerful video for the single's title track "Detroit Summer" and the B-side single, "Emergence." That's not an easy task, but Iqaa collected iconic images of Detroit in the summertime -- in the midst of the historic Allied Media Conference and U.S. Social Forum -- and then pieced together critical cameos from Detroit activists and music figures to create a video that truly is Hip-Hop art.

And stay tuned for the full music video and Detroit Summer/Emergence in both limited edition 7" vinyl and digital format dropping August 10. All vinyl purchases come with a digital download code as well.

Detroit Summer/Emergence is a prequel to the full length album from Invincible + Waajeed dropping in 2011. Neither of these songs will be on that album so get yours now. Stay plugged in to EMERGENCEmedia.org for updates and to pre-order the 7″.

Support the work of the organization DetroitSummer.org featured in the video.

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