With “Nightfall At The Thames,” Mr. Muthfuckin’ eXquire creates a hybrid video for his most recent track “Noble Drew Ali” and new song “The Cauldron.” One of the best ways to get a feel for a rapper’s rhythm is hearing him or her rap without a track. The first part of the clip features eX spitting “Noble” a cappella from atop a car on a Brooklyn corner. Not only does he totally nail it, but it emphasizes just how pointed he is of a lyricist. The second half plays off of rap video tropes, as well, only with his own flair. Even though eXqo caught our attention with the track about drunk-driving on a Wednesday, he’s ditched the sauce, so here he’s popping bottles of Martinelli’s in chintzy love shack bathtubs instead of champagne. Watch him rap from inside both an enormous bubbly glass and a heart-shaped pool below. Oh yeah, and his company in those parts of video makes it slightly unsafe for work.
Kismet is slated to come out this year.