OKP Premiere: Mr. Green Hits The Streets In His New Video For "The Original" ft. Benefit
The ever-inventive Mr. Green is back with a brand new video for “The Original,” one in which we’re taken along on an unpredictable ride through wide avenues and narrow alleyways of New York City. Benefit is along for the ride as well, and both MCs proceed to drop lyrical gems over a borderline boom-bap beat that merges the game between old school nostalgia and modern magic. “The Original” appears on Green’s excellent Live From The Streets LP and is a preview of what we can expect on the next season of his Noisey series of the same name.
In an email to Okayplayer, Green described the new clip’s creation, along with its personal meaning:
“This video was shot when Benefit was visiting NYC for the first official Live from the Streets album release party in April, 2015. We didn’t really have a plan but we knew Ben was only here for a couple days so we got busy and shot as much as we could. In addition to this video we also filmed a video for “If I Don’t Go To Hell” including cameos from the wonderful Janice. That video will come out down the road as a part of the ongoing Live from the Streets saga.
This video is special to me because it features some of the best moments in the Live from the Streets show over the last couple years, along with a couple glimpses into future episodes (like Sean Price and Ol Dirty Bastard).
It’s also special because it’s my first time rhyming on a real song. If enough people ask me to I might put out more rhymes… we will see.”
Watch the world premiere of Mr. Green and Benefit’s new “The Original” music video below and pick up a copy of Live From The Streets via iTunes today.