Video: Mr. Green x Malik B & Kevin Brown - "Live In The Streets" + MP3 Download

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Malik B of The Roots in a still from Mr. Green "Live In The Streets" f/ Kevin Brown

Okay, this one requires some breakdown. "Live In The Streets" is actually a series created by beatmaker Mr. Green and filmmaker Sam Lipman-Stern, based around street musicians and flipping their live performances in to hip-hop tracks. In this case, the team recorded with veteran busker and freight train hopper Kevin Brown in Philly's Rittenhouse Square and then chopped his original song up into a beat for Malik B (yes, that Malik B) to drop a verse on. The 5-minute clip below is part music video and part mini-documentary on the process. Not only an ill concept and an incredibly original approach to the live element of hip-hop, but--s Green points out--this track also happens to be a "the first time Malik B has ever been in a solo music video." (I just know somebody on here has a Philly local cable TV special in their archives to contradict this claim--don't disappoint me, Okayplayer!). Press play to watch below and hit the link after the jump for a free download of the track.


"Live In The Streets" CREDITS:

Created/Produced by: Mr. Green & Sam Lipman-Stern

Original Song by: Kevin Brown

Lyrics by: Malik B

Beats by: Mr. Green

Directed by: Sam Lipman-Stern

Cinematography by: Hiram Stelzig

Shot by: Hiram Stelzig, Sam Lipman-Stern & Tony Xie

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