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HIP-HOP MEETS BAROQUE PAINTING: CREATIVITY LIVES IN #TORONTO / .@richkiddbeats

HIP HOP MEETS BAROQUE PAINTING: CREATIVITY LIVES IN TORONTO

Naturally Born Strangers team up with Director RT for applause-worthy music video

TheLegendsLeague Presents
Naturally Born Strangers
 (Rich Kidd, Tona, Adam Bomb)


JUNO award winning Toronto rappers, Rich Kidd, Tona, and Adam Bomb of the dynamic hip-hop trio, Naturally Born Strangers originally conceptualized the full-length album The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers in 2014, in collaboration with the cult streetwear brand The Legends League, and had continued to make waves in the Canadian Hip Hop music category.

The release of the long-awaited video for one of their most popular tracks “Jameson Ave.”, sets a high bar in the creative visual category in working with Director RT!, also a Toronto native who, found twin inspiration and thematic prompts in the song's hook—and in the long-gone era of classical painting and portraiture. The detail and composition applies old tropes to a new reality, featuring drunken partygoers, general debauchery and even a marauding Rob Ford (RIP).

"The video is a tribute to wild nightlife, where memories are like messy dreams. The imagery is based on the Baroque era of classical painting that mythologized larger-than-life figures and events," said RT!. "We took inspiration from a bunch of classical painters and paintings but in some cases reality was stranger than fiction."

About NBS
Naturally Born Strangers represents those born and raised different who don't associate themselves with the common communal circles. It's a proclamation of pride in the power of being disliked, unwanted or obscure, weird or foreign to the norm. It's for the stranger and the more strange, the new community of outcasts, the antithesis to the neighbourhood and the cynics of its circles. NBS is the umbrella title to those influenced by much, deterred by nothing and unknown the world over.

About The Legends League
TheLegendsLeague is both a creative agency and clothing company based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by Bryan Espiritu in 2007, it began as a blog platform that outlined his life experiences spanning from struggles with a history of domestic violence to suicide and being a young father. The design approach for TheLegendsLeague's graphics has been simple: communicate a personal opinion on relatable ideals and concepts in ways that challenge or stimulate how people see, feel or think. Bryan Espiritu continues to design outside of graphics for TheLegendsLeague with clients including: LiveStock, Frank The Butcher, Drake and Nike. His solo art exhibit in 2011, "Because The Kids Don't Play" was the biggest solo opening of any artist in Canadian history.

 


Music video by Naturally Born Strangers performing Jameson Ave. (C) 2016 TheLegendsLeague / Rich Kidd Beats / R-WAY

Song Produced by Rich Kidd

Download "NBS" : http://smarturl.it/LLNBS

Directed by RT! for Mad Ruk Entertainment
Produced by Mauricio Ruiz for Mad Ruk Entertainment
http://www.madrukent.com

Produced in Co-operation with MuchFACT, A Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent, Supported by Much and M3, Divisions of Bell Media Inc.

http://thelegendsleague.com
http://richkiddbeats.com

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